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mszl_1
December 8th, 2005, 10:28 PM
maybe im in the wrong forum however im new to this linux thing. just wondering if any of you clever people who know how to program know of a program/ apllication or similar that can take windows drivers etc and convert it into linux language. thing is there is not a lot of i.e. printers etc that run under linux (due to ignorance maybe) if not can someone do such a program as many (im sure) will be pleased as when soon to be x windows users would not have to buy new printers for example to work under linux. any suggestions

cwaldbieser
December 8th, 2005, 11:11 PM
maybe im in the wrong forum however im new to this linux thing. just wondering if any of you clever people who know how to program know of a program/ apllication or similar that can take windows drivers etc and convert it into linux language. thing is there is not a lot of i.e. printers etc that run under linux (due to ignorance maybe) if not can someone do such a program as many (im sure) will be pleased as when soon to be x windows users would not have to buy new printers for example to work under linux. any suggestions
Ah, if only it were that simple! The truth is, the situation is a little more complicated than you may have been led to believe. While the concept is laudable, there are lots of sticky little details that would make doing what you describe a monumental undertaking.

Have you checked to see if there is an existing printer driver for GNU/Linux for your printer? If it prints postrscript, there are often generic drivers you can use.