[plug] Linux and Star Office

Bret Busby bret at clearsol.iinet.net.au
Wed May 5 12:17:50 WST 1999

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Original Message <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

On 5/5/99, 11:35:00 AM, John Summerfield <summer at os2.ami.com.au> wrote 
regarding Re: [plug] Linux and Star Office :

> > Bret Busby wrote:
> > >
> > > >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Original Message <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
> > >
> > > On 5/4/99, 9:27:09 PM, russ <russ at powerstech.com> wrote regarding Re:
> > > [plug] Linux and Star Office:
> > .
> > .
> > .
> > > What I would like to know, now, apart from everything else, is whether
> > > it will print on anything other than postscript printers, and, if so,
> > > how do we get it to so do?
> > >
> > > We have an HP DeskJet 500C, that I have just got going, by fixing the
> > > cartridge, and while we can print to it using the RH 5.2 ascii test
> > > page, and from the Linux command line, Star Office appears to allow
> > > only postscript printing; ie, printing to postscript printers. In
> > > going to the printer setup in Star Office, the only printer drivers
> > > that are available, are all postscript printer drivers.
> > >
> >
> > I have a Canon bjc4000 and I haven't had any problems printing to it
> > (ok, it took me a while to figure out that my lpt port had been turned
> > off in the bios for windoze). I've never even used the printer setup.
> > Is the printer in your /etc/printcap file? I'm a linux novice so
> > that's about as much as I know about printing. ;-)

> It's also important to install Ghostscript;-)

The deskjet is in the /etc/printcap file.

I am sure that ghostscript was installed, with all the other packages, 
when Linux was installed.

I am using fvwm2, which I think is fvwm95, as the windows GUI, and in 
the Start menu, there is not an option for applications. If I go to 
Programs->Graphics->Viewers, I can see an entry for ghostview.

Because there is not an option for Applications in the Start menu, to 
run Star Office, I have to do it from the command line, in the nxterm 

If ghostscript is necessary, to print from Star Office, would I be 
able to print directly from Star Office, or, would I need to open a 
Star Office file, with ghostscript, and print from within ghostscript?

Bret Busby

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