can't print postscript files

Warren Block wblock at
Sun Jun 22 07:04:46 PDT 2003

On Thu, 22 May 2003 tollallenamensindbelegt at wrote:

> had configure my /etc/printcap like the example in the freebsd
> handbook but I'm not able to print postscript files I thing I have a
> little misstake in the gs section in this script
> /usr/local/libexec/hl7x0 because I can print plaintext files.
> my printer is a brother HL-730
> could any one give me the answer where is the misstake that I'm not
> able to print ps file.

What actually does print when you try to print a PostScript file?  Are
there any error messages?

Your printcap file does not use ifhp, unless that's called from hl7x0.
And the ifhp script is flawed; many PostScript files start with HP PJL
sequences that ifhp does not detect.

-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA

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