Dot Matrix on Linux

By RknRlKid ·
I need some help on a printer driver for Linux. My normal use printer is a Lexmark 2390 Plus Form Printer (24 pin dot matrix). I am trying to change over everything so I am 100% Linux. I am using Mandrake 10.1 because it best fits my needs out of the box. However, the printer drivers it comes with appear to be all laser and inkjet printers, not dot matrix. Lexmark does not have the driver itself, but has a driver creation kit. I am not savvy enough to make my own.

My dillemna is that I need the forms printer. Is there a driver out there that I have not been able to find (yes, I have been searching the web) or is there a work around? I am open to suggestion.

Thanks in advance!

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by Jaqui In reply to Dot Matrix on Linux

if the printer is supported then, turn it on, and use Mandrake's add a printer wizard, it will find it and install the printer, configured properly for your system.

if it doesn't find it, then you will need to create a driver using the lexmark kit.

most dot matrix printer will have "compatable" devices listed in the manuals, you can pick one of those if the actual printer isn't supported and have full printing functionality with it.

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