Ghostscript problems on HPDJ500.

Ghostscript problems on HPDJ500.

Post by Darin Nels » Wed, 28 Feb 1996 04:00:00

I am currently having problems printing postscript files using ghostscript.
I have successfully printed ascii text to my printer.  I am using Slackware 3.0
release with a HP deskjet 500.  Using a lp filter to handle postscript files,
everything goes well (but nothing is output).  The postscript file resides
in the printer spool directory (viewable with ghostview) along with a postscript
error file.  When viewed with ghostview, the error file contains the following

        Error: /undefined in Hdarkstar
        operand stack:

                ... operand stack ommitted ...

        Ghostscript: Unrecoverable error, exit code 1

I have /usr/lib/ghostscript and /usr/lib/ghostscript/fonts in my path so I think
gs has everything it needs to know.

Any clues to what might be the problem are greatly appreciated.

 Darin Nelson


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1. Ghostscript & HPDJ500 Fontsize

I have installed my HP DeskJet 500C printer on my Linux box.
I use apsfilter, and therefor a2ps to print ascii via ghostscript
(the gs driver i think is djet500 (i am not on my linux box now))
I have options set A2PS_OPTION="..." in my /etc/apsfilterrc file.
I print on 1 Page in portrait mode.
However the Option -F5.0 has no effect (it should make the font smaller)
I additionally use -M0.8 to have a left-margin.

What happes: the Characters that would have needed the space of the margin
             wrap around in a second line. (at 80 Chars per line)

I would want to make the font smaller so that i can print 80char/line with
the said margin.

Is this at all possible with ghostscript? (The default font do not look
as good as i heard from other people, can i change it, and what fonts can
i use?)

btw. I use debian 1.3.1 and the aps and gs version from it.

Any Help welcome.


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