chuckr at chuckr.org
Wed Mar 12 19:44:13 UTC 2008
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Manolis Kiagias wrote:
> Chuck Robey wrote:
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>> Gligor Lucian wrote:
>>> David Kelly <dkelly at hiwaay.net> wrote: >On Mon, Mar 10, 2008 at
>>> 12:59:38PM -0700, Gligor Lucian >wrote:
>>>>> Does FreeBSD support a USB printer?
>> You know, while there are printing utils that actually work on FreeBSD, I
>> can't personally recommend CUPS. I keep on trying to get it to work on
>> FreeBSD efvery year or so, then I need to go over to one of my other
>> systems. Last one I tried was an Epson Stylus C84, but I've also
>> tried HP
>> officejets, and I just can't get locally attached printers to work with
>> cups. I can get them to work with things like apsfilter very well, but
>> either someone is going to have to fix the Cups port (it builds, but
>> nothing locally runs) or stop recommending it.
>> Or, does anyone else have it working on FreeBSD? Sure would like to hear
>> about it, but I've been trying for a long time now, with no success.
>>> Thank you very much for your answer.
>>> All the best, Gligor Lucian.
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> I have cups working on my system, printing on locally attached USB
> I have followed the instructions in dekstopBSD wiki:
> (though I used ports and not packages)
> I still have some issues if I disconnect / reconnect the printer, the
> permissions are not set correctly (although devfs is running).
> I might be missing some configuration step, but have not researched
> further yet.
> Generally speaking, printing works.
OK, well, maybe I'm wrong, I'll go take a look. As to that other
respondent, the job of doing non-local printers needs much more trivial
drivers, so yeah, that always has worked. I had looked about on Google,
followed a ton of differing instructions, and hadn't had it come near
working yet. But, I will go take another look at this URL, yes.
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