Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Thu Nov 2 09:49:28 EST 2006

Am 02.11.2006 um 15:18 schrieb Friedrich Vosberg:

>> A simple 'dvips <DVI file>' should do. If you don't see a ``|lpr´´  
>> in dvips' output you can try: dvips <DVI file> | lpr.
> lpr: error - stdin is empty, so no job has been sent.

Dvips must have failed here.

What happens when you invoke:

	dvips dreiseitduplextest
	dvips dreiseitduplextest | lpr
	dvips -f1 dreiseitduplextest
	ls -l dreiseitduplextest*
> It's a network printer.

In UNIX this makes exactly *NO* difference. But it can make a  
difference when setting a default printer in some elder environments.

What is lpq (a UNIX command) returning? There should be a line  
'<printer queue name> is ready', and this printer queue name can be  
used for dvips by creating a printer queue name specific config  
file ... This name can also be given to lpr as in 'lpr -P <printer  
queue name> <file name to print>'.

Could be the network printer needs a final 'End of job' signal, i.e.  
^D. dvips -F1 generates this little extra. If you manage to print  
something with dvips, you can give it -r1 as another option and see  
how the pages in reverse are printed ... Or -s1, which saves the  
graphical state of the PS document from kind of polluting the  
printer. It helps to switch off and on the printer, to reboot it.  
Other documents still print?

Did you set in TeX Live a default paper size? The command 'dvips -f1  
dreiseitduplextest' from above should have among its first 20 lines  
of output a line

	%%DocumentPaperSizes: <some name>

Mit friedvollen Grüßen


Es ist, glaub' ich, nichts so heiß, wie's gerne scheinen möchte.

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