[futurebasic] Re: [FB] USB Printer Driver

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From: lcs@... (Laurent SIEBENMANN)
Date: Mon, 10 Jul 2000 05:57:40 +0200 (MET DST)

Dear Charlie,

 > When I have my USB printer (HP 812C) configured as the current 
 > printer programs that I have compiled using FB2 cause a dialog 
 > to appear when they start up that says that the printer driver 
 > can't be loaded and that I should reinstall it.

This is an ancient misfeature of ZB and FB.  In my opinion 
it would still be worthwhile for some of our better bit twiddlers
to concoct a patch for the FB runtime to prevent this
alert if the programmer does not want it.

Hitherto my workaround has been to instruct users to install 
*some* printer driver that the FB runtime is satisfied with;
even the old 30Ko imagewriter drivers would do the trick.

I have seen my software run on an iMac without showing
an alert.  I guess that means that there is a workaround
for usb-only machines...


                   Larry S