Rildo Pragana: Running a GDI printer under Linux - part 2Aug 13, 2000, 15:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rildo Pragana)
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"If you read my previous article, you may have noticed that I haven't given a protocol to send the compressed data to the printer device. By that time, I already have dissected it. Now, I'm going to show you a very hard hack for making this baby work under Linux, with a simple program."
"As my program will access directly machine's hardware, including disabling and re-enabling interrupts for the critical parts, you will have to run it as root (superuser). Please don't consider this program a gem, not even an alpha-level software. It's just a hack for showing that is possible to construct a device driver for the printer."