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Date:      Fri, 25 Oct 1996 00:13:27 -0700 (PDT)
From:      Annelise Anderson <>
To:        Alf Krause <>
Subject:   Re: printing with FreeBSD
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On Thu, 24 Oct 1996, Alf Krause wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm a new user of FreeBSD and i have some problems to  print something. 
> I've a HP Laserjet 4P (Non Postscript) on LTP1 and a HP Deskjet 510 on 
> the LPT2. 
> I Had make some chenges in the printcap file, but it's print not
> correctly.> 
> -- 
> Alf -:)

Hi Alf,

I am including the freebsd-questions list in this reply, because I
can't print very well myself.

There doesn't seem to be any straightforward explanation of how to
print to non-postscript printers.  One solution sometimes suggested
is installing apsfilter.  I think it requires ghostscript, so first
you have to install that.  apsfilter is not easy to install.

I did this and now can print to my laserjet, but only the kind of
printing I get from the dos print command.  So unless I just want a
print-out of a file for information (rather than a letter or a
spreadsheet file or whatever) I use dos/windows programs for printed
output.  Not very satisfactory, is it?  

Maybe someone on questions can be more helpful.  There's a great
deal of information in the FreeBSD handbook on this (should be on
your hard drive somewhere) but really nothing that actually tells
you how to do it.

Mit besten gru"ssen,

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