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Linux and a Xerox Phaser 6125N

by on Nov.15, 2009, under Hardware, Software

A while ago a friend hinted me of this printer. We were both looking for a somewhat affordable network laser printer, color preferred. However, I was wondering if this thing would work properly under linux. (continue reading…)

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PDF printing and Cups (The Cups Drama ™ Part 2!)

by on Aug.25, 2009, under Software

Here we are today, trying to do a very simple thing. Print a stupid little PDF document so our customers can pay their bills.
Easy huh? Especially after the previous cups drama?

So we fire up xpdf on the document, hit the print icon, lpr, GO!
*time passes*
Mhm, what is it now?
*check http://localhost:631*
Nope, no document there, seems like it was handled by the printer.
*check cups error_log*
Heaps of garbage there.

Remember that we had this issue left in our previous cups story? Something about PDF printing causing issues? (continue reading…)

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Printing and cups

by on Aug.18, 2009, under Software

We tried to do something that seems fairly simple. “Print out these tickets for HAR2009“, where we went last weekend and had a great time 🙂
The tickets were delivered to me by mail in PDF format. Sounds easy huh?
Note that this story was written the day before we went there, just not finished, so timing might be a bit awkward. Here are the details. (continue reading…)

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