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Date:      Wed, 03 Aug 2011 17:41:44 +0100
From:      Chris Whitehouse <cwhiteh@onetel.com>
To:        User Questions <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   printing to Kyocera FS-1030D
Message-ID:  <4E397A48.8070600@onetel.com>

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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 9.4.1.3 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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