freebsduser at comcast.net
Sat Aug 2 20:50:50 PDT 2003
Duane A. Damiano wrote:
> I'm a Linux person trying out FreeBSD for the first time.
> I just installed 5.1. Most things work pretty well so far, but I can't
> get the print system to work right. I can print plain text files, but I
> can't print web pages or .ps files.
> My printer is a HP DeskJet 694C. I have a file called
> /usr/local/libexec/if-ps, which is an exact copy of the one listed
> (called ifhp) in the "FreeBSD Handbook." The only difference is that
> I replaced "djet500" with "cdj670". (I tried other choices also.)
> When I try to print a web page or a .ps file, nothing happens. I know
> that lpr is seeing my if-ps file because when I put "echo test" into it,
> "test" gets printed.
> Here's what I see in /var/log/lpd-errs:
> Error: /invalidfileaccess in --.outputpage--
> Operand stack:
> 1 true
> Execution stack:
> %interp_exit .runexec2 --nostringval-- --nostringval--
> --nostringval-- 2 %stopped_push --nostringval-- --nostringval--
> --nostringval-- false 1 %stopped_push 1 3 %oparray_pop 1 3
> %oparray_pop 1 3 %oparray_pop 1 3 %oparray_pop .runexec2
> --nostringval-- --nostringval-- --nostringval-- 2 %stopped_push
> --nostringval-- 0 3 %oparray_pop --nostringval-- --nostringval--
> --nostringval-- --nostringval--
> Dictionary stack:
> --dict:1059/1123(ro)(G)-- --dict:0/20(G)-- --dict:170/200(L)--
> Current allocation mode is local
> Last OS error: 45
> GNU Ghostscript 7.06: Unrecoverable error, exit code 1
> Aug 2 14:40:18 swing lpd: HP694C: job could not be printed
> What's going on here? Is ghostscript not working? (GhostView seems
> to work okay - except it won't print.)
> I see that CUPS is on my system. But, I don't see any documentation
> for it. On my Linux system, these two statements in my /etc/rc.local
> take care of everything:
> /usr/sbin/lpadmin -p DeskJet -E -v parallel:/dev/lp0 -m deskjet.ppd
> But, there's no lpadmin on my FreeBSD system.
> If someone could give me a simple CUPS solution, that would be fine
> Duane A. Damiano duane at damiano.name
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Check to see if cups is up and running.
Check to see if you have cups-lpr, cups, and cups-base installed. If not
install the missing items.
You'll need to replace freebsd's lp* binaries with cups's binaries (I
think it tells you to do that too, or something like that)
browse to localhost:631 and do administrative tasks of checking the
printers to ensure they are listed. If not then do the install printer
process. Oh, in your /etc/make.conf do a man on that and put in the
option that tells BSD to not install/compile the lp* and thus accidently
replacing them with cups's.
That should get you going, hopefully.
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