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oki4drv
 
This driver is obsolete. Recommended replacement driver: oki4w
This driver is free software.
Type: Filter
 

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.

Select printer:
the PPD file

 

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Version 2.0 of this driver was developed in mid-2000 by Marcin Dalecki, with cooperation from Okidata, who sent him a printer and some protocol help. (Heck, they sent me (Grant) one, too!)

The driver comes with all sorts of performance warnings and is structured such that, if used according to the directions, it is slightly awkward to fit into normal print spoolers. This weakness aside, it does work. The only flaw was that version 2.0 ejected a blank page after every job. This is fixed in version 2.1.

I (Grant) have constructed a framework that lets you use this driver under normal spoolers. The execution data and Foomatic support here assumes that you are using this framework. To use it, obtain oki4linux-2.1gst.tar.gz from the download area.

Note that when you use these foomatic config files the printer must be always on the first parallel port. Any output device set in the spooler will be ignored. So the best is to choose /dev/null as the destination device to not block the real device. In CUPS you do this with the URI "file:/dev/null" and in LPD and LPRng with the entry "lp=/dev/null" in the /etc/printcap file.

Flávio Coelho (fccoelho at uerj dot br) reports that the Okipage 6w only works with the old 2.0 version of the driver.

 

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