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Old 02-16-2005, 04:26 PM   #1
Registered: Mar 2004
Location: Soviet Kanuckistan
Distribution: Slackware 12.2
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one last stop -inkjet printer via KDE

Well,I figured out everything I need to have a viable freebsd desktop like cd burning,gaming etc.Now I am having a tough time printing.

I have gotten my printer set up via the apsfilter ./SETUP run-through and the test page came out sparkling.Unfortunately I can only seem to print that test page.I want to print a simple text document from the KDE desktop and the job gets queued and sits in the "print jobs" window but I am having a time getting the printer to actually print it.

The "select printer" icon and "show only user jobs" icon are the only ones that are operable in the Kjobviewer. -What am I missing?

Help please!!

Last edited by mortal; 02-16-2005 at 05:50 PM.
Old 02-16-2005, 10:23 PM   #2
Registered: Mar 2004
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Well,I linked the lpd .bin from /usr/sbin to my desktop and now I just send a job to the printer, highlight it in kjobviewer , then click the lpd.bin and voila it works.I don't know if that's exactly kosher so I would still appreciate some further input.

I forgot that I issued some commands prior;

chmod a+rw /var/spool/lpd

Thats iz wut dun it

But now I must learn how to print pretty web pages and not just text.

Last edited by mortal; 02-17-2005 at 12:01 AM.


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