StefanEßer se at
Wed Nov 26 07:43:26 PST 2003

On 2003-11-26 08:54 -0600, "Thomas T. Veldhouse" <veldy at> wrote:
> I have had the problem listed in the article below for years (4.x and 5.x).
> I have been unable to use my Lexmark Optra 312 (USB) with FreeBSD (w/cups)
> because there is so often a page of "trash" printed before a print job
> begins.  This ONLY happens on FreeBSD and not on Linux 2.4 (w/cups).  I have
> posted about it here before, but never a response, but now I have found this
> nearly three year old reference to the very same problem and I was hoping
> somebody in the know might understand how a fix could be made to the FreeBSD
> lpt or ulpt driver.

Have you tried using /dev/unlpt0 instead of /dev/ulpt0 ?

See man 4 ulpt ...

Regards, STefan

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