printing to Kyocera FS-1030D
bonomi at mail.r-bonomi.com
Wed Aug 3 17:58:45 UTC 2011
> From owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org Wed Aug 3 11:42:44 2011
> Date: Wed, 03 Aug 2011 17:41:44 +0100
> From: Chris Whitehouse <cwhiteh at onetel.com>
> To: User Questions <freebsd-questions at freebsd.org>
> Subject: printing to Kyocera FS-1030D
> 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
> 100 100 moveto 300 300 lineto stroke
> 310 310 moveto /Helvetica findfont 12 scalefont setfont
> (Is this thing working?) show
> # cat <ps-file> |lpr -Plp
> I get the whole text of the file not just "Is this thing working?".
Conclusive evidence the printer is _not_ enabled for Postscript.
> The printer has various emulations, it is set to PCL 6 and I can't
> change it (not my printer)
_That_ does explain the observed behavior, perfectly. :)
> 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 188.8.131.52 Simulating PostScript on Non
> PostScript Printers (which I presume is what I need),
> setting the device. gs -h doesn't show this printer or any Kyocera
Unsurprising. since it _does_ "understand" PS, _if_ you can set it that
You -don't- need a driver that is specific to that printer, just one
that will output the PCL language thae the printer understands.
> So either what should I set Device to, or how do I get
> ghostscript to know about this printer?
I don't think there is a 'generic' "PCL" driver, but one of the 'HP
laserjet' drivers _should_ do the job. Pick one thqt corresponds to
a 'more-or-less recent' model. I can't give specific advice, as I
don't have ghostscript installed on my FreeBSD server. (it's remote
and I never actually print from it.)
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