printing to Kyocera FS-1030D

Pierre-Luc Drouin pldrouin at
Wed Aug 3 17:35:59 UTC 2011


I would install CUPS and use the PPD file recommended on


On Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 12:41 PM, Chris Whitehouse <cwhiteh at> wrote:
> Hi,
> before I use up too many trees experimenting, could some kind soul tell me
> how I can get OpenOffice to print to this printer. This is the first time I
> have tried to get anything printed from FreeBSD.
> I'm following the handbook. I think the basic setup is ok, I can get text
> printed using eg
> # lptest 20 5 | lpr -Plp
> If I try to print the postscript program given in the handbook
> %!PS
> 100 100 moveto 300 300 lineto stroke
> 310 310 moveto /Helvetica findfont 12 scalefont setfont
> (Is this thing working?) show
> showpage
> # cat <ps-file> |lpr -Plp
> I get the whole text of the file not just "Is this thing working?".
> The printer has various emulations, it is set to PCL 6 and I can't change it
> (not my printer)
> Printing from OpenOffice just produces screeds of garbage, starting with
> %!PS so I presume the text of the postscript that OO has produced.
> The bit I'm stuck on is in section Simulating PostScript on Non
> PostScript Printers (which I presume is what I need), specifically setting
> the device. gs -h doesn't show this printer or any Kyocera printer. So
> either what should I set Device to, or how do I get ghostscript to know
> about this printer?
> I'm using 8.1-RELEASE,, ghostscript8-8.71_6
> thanks
> Chris
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