Re: /etc/printcap with CUPS Openoffice 1.0

2002-06-16 Thread nate
quote who=Kent West
 nate wrote:
 hi.

 this is getting frustrating. I recently setup CUPS on my desktop to
 spool to a Jetdirect card connected to a HP Laserjet 4000.

 What I did was to install qtcups and tell the various apps to print to
 qtcups instead of lpr, etc. You might give it a spin.

ok cool thanks i'll try that too

nate





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Re: /etc/printcap with CUPS Openoffice 1.0

2002-06-15 Thread nate
quote who=Hubert Chan
 nate == nate  [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 [...]

 I can't really help you with your printing problem, since I don't print
 From Star/Open Office, but you can save a step in your workaround.  If
 you run spadmin, you can create a PDF writer which basically runs ps2pdf
 for you.

ok cool. ill try that! sounds neat


 You may also want to try converting the PDF file back to ps using
 pdftops or pdf2ps (I don't know what the difference is, but they're both
 installed on my system), and printing the resulting ps file.  I've found
 that that sometimes helps with bad ps files.

ok


 It looks like what is happening is that Star/Open Office is generating
 bad PostScript.  CUPS passes it off the printer driver, so as far as CUPS
 is concerned, the file's printed.  The driver barfs on the bad
 PostScript, so it doesn't actually send anything to the printer, but
 can't notify CUPS that something's wrong.

i suppose its possible, kind of strange though

 PS.  Doesn't the LaserJet 4000 speak PostScript natively?  Or is it just
 certain models?  If yours does, it may be worth using a normal PPD
 instead of the foomatic driver.  A Google search on HP LaserJet 4000
 PPD reveals http://hp.sourceforge.net/ where you can download such a
 file.

i think mine does, im no printing expert, i don't print much but
i will take a look at that url.


thanks!

nate




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Re: /etc/printcap with CUPS Openoffice 1.0

2002-06-15 Thread nate
quote who=W. Paul Mills

 I had a similar problem with wordperfect 7. I used lpr -o raw
 with cups to solve the problem.



where did you use the lpr? did/does wordperfect have a way to
specify a command line printer command? seems most X apps do,
gnotepad+, netscape 4.7x, adobe acrobat, some kde apps, but
star/open office doesn't from what i can see..

thanks!

nate




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Re: /etc/printcap with CUPS Openoffice 1.0

2002-06-15 Thread W. Paul Mills
[EMAIL PROTECTED] (nate) writes:

 quote who=W. Paul Mills

 I had a similar problem with wordperfect 7. I used lpr -o raw
 with cups to solve the problem.



 where did you use the lpr? did/does wordperfect have a way to
 specify a command line printer command? seems most X apps do,
 gnotepad+, netscape 4.7x, adobe acrobat, some kde apps, but
 star/open office doesn't from what i can see..

In wp it is rather deeply embeded in the printer setup screens.
Sorry, have not used staroffice in long time, can not help there.

Paul





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Re: /etc/printcap with CUPS Openoffice 1.0

2002-06-14 Thread Kent West

nate wrote:

hi.

this is getting frustrating. I recently setup CUPS on my desktop
to spool to a Jetdirect card connected to a HP Laserjet 4000.


What I did was to install qtcups and tell the various apps to print to 
qtcups instead of lpr, etc. You might give it a spin.


Kent




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Re: /etc/printcap with CUPS Openoffice 1.0

2002-06-14 Thread Hubert Chan
 nate == nate  [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

[...]

nate at the moment i have worked around it by printing to a file and
nate using ps2pdf to convert to pdf and printing from adobe acrobat.

I can't really help you with your printing problem, since I don't print
From Star/Open Office, but you can save a step in your workaround.  If
you run spadmin, you can create a PDF writer which basically runs ps2pdf
for you.

You may also want to try converting the PDF file back to ps using
pdftops or pdf2ps (I don't know what the difference is, but they're both
installed on my system), and printing the resulting ps file.  I've found
that that sometimes helps with bad ps files.

It looks like what is happening is that Star/Open Office is generating
bad PostScript.  CUPS passes it off the printer driver, so as far as
CUPS is concerned, the file's printed.  The driver barfs on the bad
PostScript, so it doesn't actually send anything to the printer, but
can't notify CUPS that something's wrong.

PS.  Doesn't the LaserJet 4000 speak PostScript natively?  Or is it just
certain models?  If yours does, it may be worth using a normal PPD
instead of the foomatic driver.  A Google search on HP LaserJet 4000
PPD reveals http://hp.sourceforge.net/ where you can download such a
file.

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Re: /etc/printcap with CUPS Openoffice 1.0

2002-06-14 Thread W. Paul Mills
[EMAIL PROTECTED] (nate) writes:

 hi.

 this is getting frustrating. I recently setup CUPS on my desktop
 to spool to a Jetdirect card connected to a HP Laserjet 4000.

 I can print fine if i use lpr, or if i use netscape(4.x) which
 calls lpr, or adobe acrobat reader which calls lpr too. everything
 comes out fine.  I can print select(!) documents from open/star office.
 specifically i have printed 2 documents, and they seem to print
 reliably, i have printed each several times.

 the rest of the documents go into a black hole. cups records
 them being queued and claim they were accepted by the printer,
 but monitoring the 'remote printer panel' from jetdirect admin tool
 shows no data being recieved for most of the jobs(and nothing
 comes out for them).

 I have tried various different settings in staroffice 6.0 and
 openoffice 1.0 and staroffice 5.2. I don't know why i can print
 some documents(both are word docs), but not others. specifically
 i mostly use star/open office to make generic address labels(printed
 to normal US Letter paper, not to actual address label sticker things.
 so the documents are not complex, just a few lines of text in a large
 font(for boxes). i tried saving my documents into word format and
 printing and nothing changed.

 at the moment i have worked around it by printing to a file and
 using ps2pdf to convert to pdf and printing from adobe acrobat.

 I used to be able to print fine from staroffice 5.2, then i installed
 6.0 and could not print anymore using my existing system, which
 was spool to lpd locally, then spool to remote lpd, and it would
 then spool through a NT server to the printer. thats when i
 switched to cups.

 i changed cups' config so it outputs the printcap file to /etc/printcap,
 but that doesn't seem to have helped. the only thing it prints
 out is the name of the printer and a colon. i'm really lost.

I had a similar problem with wordperfect 7. I used lpr -o raw
with cups to solve the problem.

Paul






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