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Old 11-09-2014, 08:53 AM   #1
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Printing PDF files


Good Morning all,
I'm using Kali as the main OS at home now and really like it, versatile as well.
Now my question is this:
I've installed my printer and set up cups to run at start up andf for the most part it prints fine.
Until I tried to print a pdf from file.
Any suggestions???
To be more exact, I downloaded a user manual in pdf form, 98 pgs.
I selected the print option, click on my printer, it loads finally, all 98 pages but doesn't print it.

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Old 11-09-2014, 10:05 AM   #2
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have you tried pdf2ps, & print that?
 
Old 11-09-2014, 10:46 AM   #3
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I tried this to start: Description: my printer
Location: my location
Make and Model: my printer 4 Foomatic/hpijs (recommended)
Printer State: idle, accepting jobs, published.
Device URI: parallel:/dev/lp0 ( didn't do this part, I left it as the local usb printer)
Running a test now...

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Old 11-09-2014, 12:54 PM   #4
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Nothing...
Do I enter this at the command line?
pdf2ps
And if I get ghostscript, di I download it, use apt to get it...
Remeber I'm pretty new to all this, but willing to learn.

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Old 11-09-2014, 02:14 PM   #5
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Affter reinstalling the printer AFTER I installed ghostscript PDF's are now printable...
 
Old 11-09-2014, 04:52 PM   #6
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on kali 1.0.9
DO NOT !!!!
do not install any thirdparty repos
use ONLY the repos that were installed from the install disk !!!!!

the other debian repos are not compatible with the modifications that are kali

using other repos is the FASTEST WAY TO -- FUBAR -- your install !!!

Kali is a CUSTOM operating system for a specific use
and for a specific user , the EXPERT network "pen testing" PROFESSIONAL

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Old 11-10-2014, 04:49 AM   #7
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pdf2ps and ps2pdf are binary utilities you should fine in /usr/bin and are part of ghostscript. They each have a man page.

pdf2ps foo.pdf

writes foo.ps as the output.
 
  


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