Strange Printing with CUPS

Thomas D. Dean tomdean at
Thu Mar 22 22:37:52 UTC 2012

 >  uname -a
FreeBSD P9X79.tddhome 9.0-STABLE FreeBSD 9.0-STABLE #0: Thu Feb 23 
20:06:18 PST 2012     root at P9X79.tddhome:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC  amd64

 > ls /var/db/pkg | grep cup

I cannot determine if this is a port problem or a install/config problem 
or missing something.

When I print to a windows printer (HP C4100) using the seamonkey port it 
appears the fonts are strange.  Characters on the printed page are only 
partially formed and mostly unreadable.

Printing the same web page from windows and linux (seamonkey) CUPS 
produces the expected quality print.

Using lpr with a text file works as expected.

I think I am missing something on the FreeBSD machine, but, what?

 From  http://localhost:631/printers/C4100
Description:	HP Photosmart C4100
Location:	HP C4100 on <windows machine>
Driver:	HP DeskJet Series (color, 2-sided printing)
Connection:	smb://<windows machine>/C4100
Defaults:	job-sheets=none, none media=na_letter_8.5x11in sides=one-sided

Tom Dean

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