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Date:      Wed, 3 Aug 2011 13:10:03 -0400
From:      Pierre-Luc Drouin <pldrouin@pldrouin.net>
To:        Chris Whitehouse <cwhiteh@onetel.com>
Cc:        User Questions <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: printing to Kyocera FS-1030D
Message-ID:  <CANT0rcsg1JZ12Qn8nHHW3LR6NAQhtvHtramvLEsc6Rc3eRyXvg@mail.gmail.com>
In-Reply-To: <4E397A48.8070600@onetel.com>
References:  <4E397A48.8070600@onetel.com>

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Hi,

I would install CUPS and use the PPD file recommended on
openprinting.org
(http://www.openprinting.org/printer/Kyocera/Kyocera-FS-1030D).

Cheers,
Pierre-Luc

On Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 12:41 PM, Chris Whitehouse <cwhiteh@onetel.com> 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 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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