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Date:      Wed, 3 Aug 2011 13:08:01 -0500 (CDT)
From:      Robert Bonomi <bonomi@mail.r-bonomi.com>
To:        cwhiteh@onetel.com, pldrouin@pldrouin.net
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: printing to Kyocera FS-1030D
Message-ID:  <201108031808.p73I818v045622@mail.r-bonomi.com>
In-Reply-To: <CANT0rcsg1JZ12Qn8nHHW3LR6NAQhtvHtramvLEsc6Rc3eRyXvg@mail.gmail.com>

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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?



A: Top-posting.



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@pldrouin.net>
> To: Chris Whitehouse <cwhiteh@onetel.com>
> Cc: User Questions <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
> Subject: Re: printing to Kyocera FS-1030D
>
> Hi,
>
> I would install CUPS and use the PPD file recommended on openprinting.org
> (http://www.openprinting.org/printer/Kyocera/Kyocera-FS-1030D).

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
that.

> 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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