Accessing printer & touchscreen in Linux

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    Accessing printer & touchscreen in Linux

    Hi, can anybody tell me where I could get a tutorial about programming with printer & touchscreen in Linux? If it's in windows, I can use the methods in windows.h, but what about Linux?

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    I'm speculating here but I think you can open it as a file and specify the name of the port onto which the printer is attached as the filename like "LPT1" or something like this. I may be very far though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by g4j31a5
    Hi, can anybody tell me where I could get a tutorial about programming with printer & touchscreen in Linux? If it's in windows, I can use the methods in windows.h, but what about Linux?
    don't know about printers, but touchscreen drivers generally appear as a simple mouse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Desolation
    I'm speculating here but I think you can open it as a file and specify the name of the port onto which the printer is attached as the filename like "LPT1" or something like this. I may be very far though.
    Yeah, I know that. But I also wanted to set the properties of the printer and the printed strings eg. using a true-type font, setting the position of each strings, maybe printing a pixel / picture, etc. How do I do that?

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChaosEngine
    don't know about printers, but touchscreen drivers generally appear as a simple mouse.
    So basically if I installed the touchscreen's driver in Linux, I can use the same method for mouse to detect the touchscreen?

    Thanks.

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    Okay I've looked at the forum and found this thread. So, to print a simple line, I can use the method there. But how do I set, for example, the position of the string to be printed eg. in the middle of the paper, or it is printed in a landscape paper, etc?

    Also because that thread is about printing in Windows, I assume the MFC-printing won't work because I used Linux. Please, can anybody help me?
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