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Date:      Thu, 4 Aug 2011 23:29:23 +0200
From:      Roland Smith <>
To:        Chris Whitehouse <>
Cc:        User Questions <>
Subject:   Re: printing to Kyocera FS-1030D
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On Wed, Aug 03, 2011 at 05:41:44PM +0100, Chris Whitehouse 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=20
> 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=20
> change it (not my printer)

That is a pity. Just so you know, if you'd be able to switch it to PostScri=
(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 Simulating PostScript on Non=
> 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?

There are several possible drivers you could use; pcl3 pxlmono pxlcolor.
The gutenprint (a.k.a. gimp-print) driver also supports your printer direct=

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,, ghostscript8-8.71_6

Do you know that ghostscript9 is in ports?

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