printing to Kyocera FS-1030D
rsmith at xs4all.nl
Thu Aug 4 21:29:56 UTC 2011
On Wed, Aug 03, 2011 at 05:41:44PM +0100, Chris Whitehouse wrote:
> 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?".
> The printer has various emulations, it is set to PCL 6 and I can't
> change it (not my printer)
That is a pity. Just so you know, if you'd be able to switch it to PostScript
(of which it seems capable) you'd be more or less done.
> 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?
There are several possible drivers you could use; pcl3 pxlmono pxlcolor.
The gutenprint (a.k.a. gimp-print) driver also supports your printer directly.
I would start with the pcl3 driver if you want to go with the standard lpd.
However, I'd recommend that you take the time and install and configure
> I'm using 8.1-RELEASE, openoffice.org-3.2.1, ghostscript8-8.71_6
Do you know that ghostscript9 is in ports?
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