6 hours of trying to configure my printer.
bsdnooby at optonline.net
Tue Mar 1 05:11:11 GMT 2005
Is there an easy way to configure a printer? I've spent over 6 hours so
far, and all I can print is 2 blank sheets of paper whenever I try to
I was using fluxbox-devel and an HP Deskhet 940c, but I also just tried
installing Gnome2 in the hopes it would have a printer config applet -
which it doesn't.
I've been trying to follow the instructions in my "FreeBSD Unleashed
(2nd ED)" book, the online FreeBSD handbook, and some online resources.
Basically, I want to be able to print from within X11 apps - like print
a webpage from within Firefox.
I'm not sure if I should be using CUPS or the lpr method, though I'm
pretty sure my printer is not a Postscript printer and I must use
Ghostsrcipt at some point.
I created some filters, installed ghostscript-gnu, made an entry in
/etc/printcap, and am running the lpd daemon. I thought I might have
hosed my system by following too many different instructions, so I tried
to back out my changes so I could start over. I think I got everything
back to the original state.
Any suggestions on getting a local deskjet printer to work with fluxbox
and Firefox? I'd also like to be able to print from AbiWord and
Gnumeric, if possible.
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