I'm still battling with this. I have lpd, magicfilter, et al,
installed. I'm able to print from various programs without problems,
however, when I print plain ascii text, the printer prints just fine,
but I need to manually eject the page. I've tried to set my printcap
up to send a form feed when done by inserting 'ff', but that hasn't
panned out. Anyway, I'm sure if I want that because ps files are
I've been poking around in the input filters supplied with
magicfilter, and I noticed that the default filter uses recode like
# Default entry for normal (text) files. This must be the last entry!
# Please adjust recode's codepage conversion manually according to
# local needs. We apologize for the inconveniences...
default filter /usr/bin/recode --silent us..ibmpc
Actually the 'us' was originally 'latin1'. I've left the file pretty
much alone with the exception of editing to replace 'pdftops' with
'pdf2ps' as it's named on my system. So I figure that maybe the
solution to my problem lays somewhere in recode, although searching
through the recode docs is beginning to change my mind. Is anyone
doing anything special to print plain ascii text on a woody system
running lpd, magicfilter, etc.?
Mark Wagnon <firstname.lastname@example.org>