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Date:      Wed, 3 Aug 2011 13:22:51 -0500
From:      Ryan Coleman <editor@d3photography.com>
To:        Robert Bonomi <bonomi@mail.r-bonomi.com>
Cc:        pldrouin@pldrouin.net, freebsd-questions@freebsd.org, cwhiteh@onetel.com
Subject:   Re: printing to Kyocera FS-1030D
Message-ID:  <CDE77A04-BD21-4759-A92F-8A5E76115BFE@d3photography.com>
In-Reply-To: <201108031808.p73I818v045622@mail.r-bonomi.com>
References:  <201108031808.p73I818v045622@mail.r-bonomi.com>

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Screw off. Top posting is actually a default in the mail software =
community.
And I will always do it.

More annoying: Extra spaces and not removing the cruff from the bottom =
of emails.
And condescending asshats.

On Aug 3, 2011, at 1:08 PM, Robert Bonomi wrote:

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> Pierre, please do not 'top post' replies -- it makes the 'logic' of =
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> message hard to follow,  to wit:
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> A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
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> Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?
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> A: Top-posting.
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> Q: What is the most annoying thing in e-mail?
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> See also _RFC 1855_ for the closest thing to an 'official' stance on =
the matter.
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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
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>> Hi,
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>> I would install CUPS and use the PPD file recommended on =
openprinting.org
>> (http://www.openprinting.org/printer/Kyocera/Kyocera-FS-1030D).
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> This is -guaranteed- to be *ineffective*.
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> 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.
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>> Cheers, Pierre-Luc
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>> On Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 12:41 PM, Chris Whitehouse =
<cwhiteh@onetel.com>=20
>> wrote:
>>> Hi,
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>>> before I use up too many trees experimenting, could some kind soul =
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>>> me how I can get OpenOffice to print to this printer. This is the =
first=20
>>> time I have tried to get anything printed from FreeBSD.
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>>> I'm following the handbook. I think the basic setup is ok, I can get=20=

>>> text printed using eg
>>> # lptest 20 5 | lpr -Plp
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>>> 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
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>>> # cat <ps-file> |lpr -Plp
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>>> I get the whole text of the file not just "Is this thing working?".
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>>> The printer has various emulations, it is set to PCL 6 and I can't=20=

>>> change it
>>> (not my printer)
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>>> Printing from OpenOffice just produces screeds of garbage, starting=20=

>>> with %!PS so I presume the text of the postscript that OO has =
produced.
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>>> The bit I'm stuck on is in section 9.4.1.3 Simulating PostScript on =
Non=20
>>> PostScript Printers (which I presume is what I need), specifically=20=

>>> setting the device. gs -h doesn't show this printer or any Kyocera=20=

>>> printer. So either what should I set Device to, or how do I get=20
>>> ghostscript to know about this printer?
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>>> I'm using 8.1-RELEASE, openoffice.org-3.2.1, ghostscript8-8.71_6
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>>> thanks
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>>> Chris




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