Trying for a duplex printer

Mario Theodoridis mario at
Thu May 8 19:38:27 UTC 2008

I've been using the Brother HL1850 with CUPS for the last 4-5 Years.
It came with the ppd on the CD and cranks out 10-20 pages/min
5-10 in duplex mode.
All this time it's been running off the parallel port. The hl1870 has a nic.

The only time things get a bit slow is when you throw heavy graphics at it.

On Thursday 08 May 2008 07:40:45 Joakim Fogelberg wrote:
> On Tue, May 6, 2008 at 6:43 PM, Chuck Robey <chuckr at> wrote:
> >  Hash: SHA1
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> >  I have been scouring all the data I can, to find printers that do duplex
> >  printing (that means doublesided printing).  I found 3 models, but two of them
> >  (the HP C7280 and the Canon PIXMA MX850) have no public drivers I can find.  The
> >  third, which is the Epson RX680, seems to be supported via drivers from Avasys
> >  ( called PIPS drivers, but
> >  while there is are ports for various versions of PIPS in the print dir of ports,
> >  and I can find that the Avasys site lists supporting the RX680, I have two problems:
> >
> >  1) I can't determine which (if any) of the PIPS ports support the RX680, and
> >  2) right now, none of them build because of an error you get about a
> >    linuxwrapper not handling symbol versioning.
> >
> >  Is there any way to rely on any FreeBSD port to be able to use the RX680 from
> >  Epson?
> Have you tried print/gutenprint ?

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