Configuring Bluetooth printing in Linux

TOOTH PRINT

Article from Issue 80/2007
Author(s):

Even if your printer vendor doesn’t advertise Linux Bluetooth support, there are a few tools that may help you set up your Linux system for Bluetooth printing.

My initial search for a Linux Bluetooth print driver took me to Google and a number of Internet sites. Unfortunately, the drivers I found were several years old, and the documentation included references to “supported” hardware that was no longer even produced. Searching for Bluetooth printers and related hardware brought up quite a few devices, and all of them naturally came with Windows drivers, but none of the devices specifically advertised Linux drivers.

If you read the documentation from printer vendors, you might wonder whether Linux is totally excluded from the world of Bluetooth printing. Luckily, the Linux community has already forged its own solutions to the problems of
Bluetooth printing. This article describes some of the tools you’ll need to configure Bluetooth printing in Linux.

Buy this article as PDF

Express-Checkout as PDF
Price $2.95
(incl. VAT)

Buy Linux Magazine

SINGLE ISSUES
 
SUBSCRIPTIONS
 
TABLET & SMARTPHONE APPS
Get it on Google Play

US / Canada

Get it on Google Play

UK / Australia

Related content

comments powered by Disqus

Direct Download

Read full article as PDF:

Bluetooth_Printing.pdf (134.75 kB)

News

njobs Europe
What:
Where:
Country:
Njobs Netherlands Njobs Deutschland Njobs United Kingdom Njobs Italia Njobs France Njobs Espana Njobs Poland
Njobs Austria Njobs Denmark Njobs Belgium Njobs Czech Republic Njobs Mexico Njobs India Njobs Colombia