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SGI impressario Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) This is one of the Silicon Graphics FAQ series, which consists of: SGI admin FAQ - IRIX system administration SGI apps FAQ - Applications and miscellaneous programming SGI audio FAQ - Audio applications and programming SGI diffs FAQ - Changes to the other FAQs since the last posting SGI graphics FAQ - Graphics and user environment customization SGI hardware FAQ - Hardware SGI impressario FAQ - IRIS Impressario SGI inventor FAQ - IRIS Inventor SGI misc FAQ - Introduction & miscellaneous information SGI movie FAQ - Movies SGI performer FAQ - IRIS Performer SGI pointer FAQ - Pointer to the other FAQs SGI security FAQ - IRIX security Read the misc FAQ for information about the FAQs themselves. Each FAQ is posted to comp.sys.sgi.misc and to the and newsgroups (whose purpose is to store FAQs) twice per month. If you can't find one of the FAQs with your news program, you can get it from ftp://viz.tamu.edu/pub/sgi/faq/ ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/usenet/news.answers/sgi/faq/ (rtfm.mit.edu is home to many other FAQs and informational documents, and is a good place to look if you can't find an answer here.) The FAQs are on the World Wide Web at http://www-viz.tamu.edu/~sgi-faq/ If you can't use FTP or WWW, send mail to email@example.com with the word 'help' on a line by itself in the text, and it will send you a document describing how to get files from rtfm.mit.edu by mail. Send the command 'send usenet/news.answers/sgi/faq/misc' to get the SGI misc FAQ, and similarly for the other FAQs. Send the command 'send usenet/news.answers/internet-services/access-via-email' to get the "Accessing the Internet by E-Mail FAQ". You may distribute the SGI FAQs freely and we encourage you to do so. However, you must keep them intact, including headers and this notice, and you must not charge for or profit from them. Contact us for other arrangements. We can't be responsible for copies of the SGI FAQs at sites which we do not control, and copies published on paper or CD-ROM are certain to be out of date. The contents are accurate as far as we know, but the usual disclaimers apply. Send additions and changes to firstname.lastname@example.org. Topics covered in this FAQ: --------------------------- -1- What is Impressario? -2- What printing solutions are available for IRIX? -3- What version of Impressario runs on what OS? -4- What should I know before updating to Impressario version 1.2? -5- What should I know before upgrading to IRIX 6.2? -6- Why are my printer icons now shell script icons? Why do I no longer see printstatus and printpanel? -7- Do I need Impressario to print PostScript documents? -8- What printers are supported under Impressario? -9- What scanners are supported under Impressario? -10- What types of image files can Impressario print? -11- Can I write my own Impressario printer/scanner device plug-in? -12- What happened to the client software option in Impressario 1.2? -13- What is the mkbsdpr script (included with Impressario) used for? -14- What is the impr_desktop product? -15- Why do I need Display PostScript? -16- Can I use the serial port for HP printers with Impressario? -17- Is the Ikon 10088 parallel interface controller supported by Impressario? -18- Does Impressario support the HP JetDirect card? -19- Why won't my HP PaintJet work with Impressario?