can't print postscript files

Malcolm Kay malcolm.kay at
Sun Jun 22 09:57:46 PDT 2003

On Sun, 22 Jun 2003 23:06, Warren Block wrote:
> 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.

Notice the date of the original posting. Somehow this is is an old e-mail
that has becme recycled. I believe the OP has had his problem solved.


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