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SubjectRe: GGI Project Unhappy On Linux
On Sun, 29 Mar 1998, Alan Cox wrote:
> Wrong. You merely had to investigate harder. Those HP printers have nothing
> at all to do with Windows, and if you want to argue that point then please take
> a look at the protocol documentation and driver people wrote by snooping
> on the printer cables and the like.

I do know how to read as well as write from the "extended" parallel ports.
I also know how to read documentation. The new HP Printers do not run
HPGL (Hewlett-Packard Graphics Language), ASCII, or any "known" protocol
Instead, they run a Windows-Specific Protocol which is proprietary to

If you, or others, have "busted their secret codes", it makes no
difference. You will not be able to use this hard-won knowledge except
for your personal entertainment.

I will not comment on this subject further.

Dick Johnson
Penguin : Linux version 2.1.91 on an i586 machine (66.15 BogoMips).
Warning : It's hard to remain at the trailing edge of technology.

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