6 hours of trying to configure my printer.

Rob spamrefuse at yahoo.com
Tue Mar 1 05:35:20 GMT 2005

bsdnooby wrote:
> 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 print
> something.

I use CUPS and I like it, because it's so easy.

Cups has an easy printer install/add wizard, that
works for my HP LaserJet printer.
There's a selection item for HP Deskjet too, which
should work for you.

Be aware that cups installs its own lpr related
executables in /usr/local/bin, which may clash with
the ones the base system installs in /usr/bin.
You can remove the ones in /usr/bin, and for a next
buildworld, have


in /etc/make.conf.


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