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gdi
 
This driver is free software.
Type: Ghostscript built-in
 

Generic Instructions: CUPS, PPR, LPD/LPRng/GNUlpr, PDQ, no spooler, PPD aware applications/clients,

Important for Windows clients: The CUPS PostScript driver for Windows has a bug which makes it choking on PPD files which contain GUI texts longer than 39 characters. Therefore it is recommended to use Adobe's PostScript driver. If you still want to use the CUPS driver, please mark "GUI texts limited to 39 characters" to get an appropriate PPD file.

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the PPD file

 

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The name of this driver is very confusing, it is not a driver for all GDI printers, it only works with the so-called "SmartGDI" or "PrinThru" printers of Samsung. The original driver published under the GPL by Samsung some years ago has a bug which prevents some files from being printed. Grant Taylor has implemented a workaround. On the driver's download page (it is here on OpenPrinting, Samsung does not provide this driver any more) you will find a patch and an already fixed version.

And here you get the version for GPL/AFPL Ghostscript 8.x, also with Grant's fixes. In ESP Ghostscript 8.x this driver is already included. If you want to add it to your Ghostscript, put the gdevgdi.c file into the src/ subdirectory of the Ghostscript source package, append gdevgdi-gdi.mak to src/contrib.mak, and add "$(DD)gdi.dev" to one of the "DEVICE_DEVS..." lines of src/Makefile.in. Then compile as ususal.

Here is a patch to add the "gdi" driver to GPL Ghostscript 8.54. Please test it and report on our Samsung forum. Thanks to MJ Ray (mjr at phonecoop dot coop) for this contribution.

This Foomatic entry gives access to all options which the Windows driver provides for Samsung's GDI printers. As this was not forseen by the original Ghostscript driver from Samsung, a hack was applied in this Foomatic entry. The driver does not need to be patched for that.

If you are using MagicFilter 1.2, you can use this filter with the driver (developed on Debian Potato, contributed by Felix E. Klee, felix dot klee at inka dot de). To install you have to uncompress it and to copy it into your MagicFilter directory (/etc/magicfilter on Debian). This file does not work with newer versions of MagicFilter.

 

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