First post, by Zup
When I'm working, at times I've got to diagnose connectivity/drivers issues with printers. I've got two windows tools that make my work easier, but sometimes they won't work on some PCs (permissions issues). OTOH, I always have a Linux pendrive (S15Pup) so I could boot a PC and run tools from it.
The two tools that I would like to have on Linux...
- usblist2.exe: I got it from the firmware package of HP Color Laser 150nw (OMG, I HATE that printer!). It's a command line tool that dumps any file to any USB connected printer, bypassing driver and printer queues.
- DirectPrint.exe: From TypeHaus, Inc (I think I got it from a Xerox printer). It's a GUI tool that dumps a file to any given IP, again bypassing port definitions, driver and printer queues.
The thing is that if you dump a file to a printer that supports it and it prints it, the printer is fine and you surely have a software problem. Besides that, usblist2.exe may be used to update firmware on printers.
Any one knows about Linux counterparts to those tools?
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