printing to Kyocera FS-1030D
bonomi at mail.r-bonomi.com
Wed Aug 3 18:07:43 UTC 2011
Pierre, please do not 'top post' replies -- it makes the 'logic' of the
message hard to follow, to wit:
A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?
Q: What is the most annoying thing in e-mail?
See also _RFC 1855_ for the closest thing to an 'official' stance on the matter.
> Date: Wed, 3 Aug 2011 13:10:03 -0400
> From: Pierre-Luc Drouin <pldrouin at pldrouin.net>
> To: Chris Whitehouse <cwhiteh at onetel.com>
> Cc: User Questions <freebsd-questions at freebsd.org>
> Subject: Re: printing to Kyocera FS-1030D
> I would install CUPS and use the PPD file recommended on openprinting.org
This is -guaranteed- to be *ineffective*.
Apparently you missed the mention in the OP's original message that the
printer is running in 'PCL' emulation mode, and that he _cannot_ change
> Cheers, Pierre-Luc
> On Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 12:41 PM, Chris Whitehouse <cwhiteh at onetel.com>
> > 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 22.214.171.124 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, openoffice.org-3.2.1, ghostscript8-8.71_6
> > thanks
> > Chris
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