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Kyocera FAQ

General Questions

In which **forum** should I ask Kyocera questions?

Where can I find a **table** of working Kyocera printers?

Which PPD do I use?

The PPD on linuxprinting has a bug which has caused some problems. This is not known to be resolved. These might work

The PPD file from the Kyocera cd that is known working is calledkm1010ee.ppd, it should be located inDRIVERS/FS_PRINTERDRIVER/KPDL/NT4/ENGLISH/KM1010EE.PPD.

How do I know if it is a PostScript printer?

If the FS-1010.PPD is working, then the FS-1010 is compatible with PostScript Level 2 (KDPL2). The default factory setting does not enable PostScript. Change the switch auto to KDPL2.

How do I switch it to PostScript?

echo -en '!R! FRPO P1, 9; EXIT' > /dev/usblp0

/dev/usblp0 has to be substituted with your preferred interface.

Where can I find more FRPO commands?

In the cdrom that came with the printer, there is a PDF file located in document/softsupp/notes called INTRO.pdf that contains the FRPO commands. See Chapter 2, page 2-122.

What are the alternative modes?

Very irritating is the fact, that there is an alternative emulation also, and, in prescribemode (which is also used when printing status pages), the printer changes to alternate mode. To change that setting, you have to send

echo -en '!R! FRPO P8, 0; EXIT > /dev/usblp0

For more info on prescribe commands, see the documentation on the cd which comes with the printer.

How do I change the printer modes in Windows?

On a Win 9X system, you can also use the remote operation panel from the cd.

What GNU/Linux Printer Driver should I use?

CUPS + FS-1010.PPD

CUPS with the PPD File supplied on the Kyocera CD. It was contained in a zip file for PPDs for windows. It's calledKM1010UE.PPD

Is it able to print duplex (both sides of a paper)?

No. at least not in Hardware. You can print in odd/even 2-pass mode ;-)

I have a problem with printing landscape with CUPS?

Why does printing a pdf send through raw text?

Don't use a “raw” queue.

Where can I download the latest PPD files?

Why is the printing very slow?

One solution is to use the ijs-ppd for the Brother HL-1050. Another is to install more RAM, which may help with large PostScript files.

openprinting/database/kyocerafaq.txt · Last modified: 2017/09/12 14:59 by sampablokuper