[kde-linux] Re: Printing in 4.6.3

James Tyrer jrtyrer at earthlink.net
Fri May 6 07:40:02 UTC 2011

On 05/05/2011 10:51 PM, Duncan wrote:
> Dale posted on Thu, 05 May 2011 21:11:07 -0500 as excerpted:
> I was just going to suggest printing to pdf.  You can then open that in
> okular or whatever and see what it looks like (effectively a print
> preview), before printing /that/ to the actual printer.
Since there is still not preview for printing with KDE, I normally 
printed to a PS file and then printed the PS file.  But, now, I find 
that CUPS will not print the PS file.

$ lpr 0235668-1.ps
lpr: Unsupported format 'application/postscript'!

Yes, CUPS will not print a PostScript file.
> Depending on the purpose of the printing, it's also sometimes possible to
> save as plain text and print from a text editor, perhaps with the
> supplemental images if any, saved, then printed from an image program.  If
> it's just documentation, text and perhaps a few diagrams, that often works
> just fine (and even better if you can print in draft mode using the
> printer's often quite good and ink-economic native fonts).

> Meanwhile, there were certainly print issues with early kde4.  Some of
> them were supposed to have been fixed in later qt, first, but AFAIK,
> qt-4.7 should have most of those fixes.
I am currently using Qt-4.7.1.
> Back along about 4.3 and 4.4,
> they were forecasting that the print situation should finally be working
> itself out by 4.6 and 4.7, but I've not kept up with where they actually
> are now that we're /at/ 4.6, as I had to cut the kde planet feed I was
> reading back then, along with several others, due to the time it was
> taking.  That, and the fact that I /don't/ have a printer ATM means I've
> really had no exposure to it directly, and this is the first thread on it
> I've seen in awhile, so I really don't know what the current situation and
> short term thru 4.7 future status is likely to be.  Perhaps someone more
> currently informed will post and I'll then know too.  Meanwhile, I guess
> this does mean there's at minimum, still some thorns with the roses.
You can always try printing to a PS file.  I guess that KDE can no 
longer display them but GV still exists and works fine.

James Tyrer

Linux (mostly) From Scratch

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