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Old 07-14-2005, 06:45 AM   #1
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Problems creating new printer with ppd for ps-file output only!


Hello,

I have the following problem:

I have to create a postscript "ps" file using a special ppd file for a film imagesetter (it's not installed locally, so I have to get a ps file). I would like to use any kde application. So it would be nice to use kdeprint for setting up a new printer. How do I add a new printer with kdeprint that uses a ppd file for printing and redirects the output to a postscript file?

Any idea would be great!

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Old 07-15-2005, 05:03 AM   #2
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If you are using cups for your printing system then go to
http://127.0.0.1:631
and use the cups system to add a new printer.
 
Old 07-15-2005, 06:13 AM   #3
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Quote:
Originally posted by Michael Johnson
If you are using cups for your printing system then go to
http://127.0.0.1:631
and use the cups system to add a new printer.
It isn't possible to use cups for virtual printers (I don't have the device, but I have to use a PPD to generate a postscript file to send it to somebody having this device). In cups you have to specify an URI for the device. There is an option in kdeprint to add a virtual printer, but there you can't use a PPD for it. When using linux and you have to do something like a flyer and deliver it to a printshop for their filmsetting device you are out of luck. This is standard on other OSs.

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Old 07-15-2005, 07:01 AM   #4
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CUPS will do it. The procedure is
Open cups and "add printer"
on the next screen give your details
then select printer type "LPD/LPR Host or printer"
and on the next give the location of the file
the next screen you select "postscript"
and that should be it
 
Old 07-15-2005, 07:48 AM   #5
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Originally posted by Michael Johnson
CUPS will do it. The procedure is
Open cups and "add printer"
on the next screen give your details
then select printer type "LPD/LPR Host or printer"
and on the next give the location of the file
the next screen you select "postscript"
and that should be it
Thanks. It didn't work with the webgui, I got a client-not-possible-error. But I was able to do it with modifying /etc/cups/printers.conf. Thank you again!
 
  


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