: P.S. - The Epson device does show up under Ghostscript.
I print with gs with no problems from ez files:
1) Save the ez file, say file.ez (though I use file.doc)
2) ez2ps file.ez file.ps
3) gs -sDEVICE=epson -sOUTPUTFILE=file.lpr file.ps
4) lpr file.lpr
What this does is convert the ez file to a postscript file. Then,
ghostscript converts the postscript file to something an epson 9pin
print understands, and put's it into another file. Then, I simply lpr
that file. There is supposed to be a way to get the output directly
to the printer via a pipe, but I'm missing something so I'm doing it
manually <shrug=don't print many documents>.
Optinally you can add a line -r(x)x(y) to affect the resolution. It's
listed in the man page for gs. The other thing I found, and this I
DON'T even begin to understand, is that OUTPUTFILE has to be in all
caps, even though the manpage lists it as having the form of
There are several options for differing type of epson printers.
One thing I haven't tried yet is to work on is some lines in the
preference file, specifically the lines:
*.FormatCommand: /usr/andrew/etc/atkprint /tmp/%s.n |
*.PrintCommand lpr - P$PRINTER
hMMM, I meant the atkprint file (I think?). Anyway, I'm going to over
the next few days work on the FormatCommand to set if I can get gs to
work there... ahh, the joys of two whole weeks off!!!
Jim Tom Polk | Onward thru the
http://www.earthlink.net/~jtpolk | Oat Willie, 1968