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LPRng: RESOURCES – PostScript, Epson, HP, Xerox, PPD, etc

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/09/28

When writing Some links on PostScript books and online content, back from the days, I archived [Wayback] Index of /RESOURCES from the site hosting the [Wayback/] LPRng Web Page (see also LPRng on Wikipedia):

The LPRng software is an enhanced, extended, and portable implementation of the Berkeley LPR print spooler functionality. While providing the same interface and meeting RFC1179 requirements, the implementation is completely new and provides support for the following features: lightweight (no databases needed) lpr, lpc, and lprm programs; dynamic redirection of print queues; automatic job holding; highly verbose diagnostics; multiple printers serving a single queue; client programs do not need to run SUID root; greatly enhanced security checks; and a greatly improved permission and authorization mechanism.

The source software compiles and runs on a wide variety of UNIX systems, and is compatible with other print spoolers and network printers that use the LPR interface and meet RFC1179 requirements.

Subdirectories (the PPD one goes one level deeper with both files and directories; XEROX just has a subdirectory with one file):


Posted in Development, EPS/PostScript, Hardware, HP Printer Drivers, Power User, Printer drivers, Printers, Software Development, Windows | Leave a Comment »

The continued Windows PrintNightmare saga: no more printer Plug&Play for end-users on Windows

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/08/12

It was fun while it lasted, and puts other operating systems at an advantage.

[Wayback] Jeroen Wiert Pluimers on Twitter: “Bye bye printer Plug & Play on Windows for end-users: … Though MacOS has its share of printer driving issues (like only printing monochrome to colour printers), this is a serious step back on Windows compared to MacOS.”

More on the MacOS printer woes in a later blog post.

Web related:

Twitter related:


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Posted in Hardware, Power User, Printer drivers, Printers, Windows, Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 | Leave a Comment »

Canon MF8200C default password…

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/08/13

I needed to figure out what was wrong with a Canon MF8200C UFRII LT XPS.

Luckily, this still worked for administrator access [WayBackDefault admin password for Canon Multifunction Printers:

Put in admin id 7654321 pw 7654321


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How to downgrade firmware on HP OfficeJet Pro 8610 to allow using old or refilled cartridges – Brozkeff’s lala-land

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/09/20

Source: How to downgrade firmware on HP OfficeJet Pro 8610 to allow using old or refilled cartridges – Brozkeff’s lala-land


Posted in HP Printer Drivers, Power User, Printer drivers, Windows | 2 Comments »

Setting the language of HP Solution Center needs a full uninstall/install cycle *and* the non-Unicode Windows Language to be set

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/08/12

I can imagine why some people hate the HP Solution Center software: it’s a dork on the language front and not even Unicode-aware.

You cannot set the language form inside it. The language is fixed at install time. You’d think it would take the users language settings for that. But it doesn’t: it takes the users non-Unicode language setting for it. Which – of course – you cannot find when searching in the control panel for Language (or Dutch Taal) you get there by searching for Region (or Dutch Regio).

This succeeds:

Nederlands (Nederland)

Nederlands (Nederland)


It fails when it is set to:

Engels (Verenigde Staten)

Engels (Verenigde Staten)


Posted in HP Printer Drivers, Power User, Printer drivers, Windows, Windows 10 | 2 Comments »

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