Help with Setting Up Printer GEOS 2.x

Help with Setting Up Printer GEOS 2.x

Post by Chip Reinh » Mon, 16 Feb 2004 07:43:06


OK, yes, I have an ancient Ensemble 2.01 setup running on a separate
bootable dos partition on my computer. I had an equally ancient IBM
4019 printer to which it printed. I have now replaced the IBM 4019
printer with a new HP 1012 printer, which, of course, has only a USB
connection. I also have a color/bw inkjet printer (Lexmark Z22)
connected to an LPT1 port by parallel cable.

I need to get Ensemble 2.01 to print to one of these printers. Any
ideas (and no, don't start in on how stupid I am to still have such an
ancient program.....)

Chip Reinhardt
 
 
 

Help with Setting Up Printer GEOS 2.x

Post by Bob » Mon, 16 Feb 2004 21:25:53

Do you also like walking up to walls and banging your head?

 
 
 

Help with Setting Up Printer GEOS 2.x

Post by John Howar » Tue, 17 Feb 2004 03:44:25

Hi Chip,

I don't think you can get to your USB printer without a network of some
sort. But you may be able to find a printer driver in Ens2.01 that
works with your Lexmark. I wnrt to the Lexmark web site and perused the
user's guide for the Z22. I didn't see a list of compatible drivers but
there was a mention of the ability to print from DOS. But that said to
look in the Win online help (which I don't have). That might give you a
hint. And you could always try going thru the list of drivers in 2.01
and trying them out. The Epson drivers are a good place to stert.

John ;-)
 
 
 

Help with Setting Up Printer GEOS 2.x

Post by Chip Reinh » Tue, 17 Feb 2004 07:25:18

Not lately, but this project is for the benefit of my wife, so I have to
give it a try....

Chip
 
 
 

Help with Setting Up Printer GEOS 2.x

Post by Jens-Micha » Wed, 18 Feb 2004 22:19:27

John Howard schrieb:

Many Lexmark printers are similar to the HP printer (at least for the
hardware)
Maybe it has PCL capability (then use the Hp DeskJet drivers)
Or it has ESC/P or ESC/P2 capability, then the Epson printer drivers are
a good start.
Or the printer in question only supports plain text in DOS and requires
the windoze driver for all graphic work. Then it mos tlikely won't work.

Grossibaer
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Help with Setting Up Printer GEOS 2.x

Post by puritan_20 » Mon, 23 Feb 2004 09:03:40

> (and no, don't start in on how stupid I am to still have such an

Early 1990's is ancient? You should see my desktop...And no, I'm *not*
going to downgrade to a P4.