CUPS printer installation problem

David Rio drio at
Tue Jun 17 02:48:56 PDT 2003

On Mon, Jun 16, 2003 at 05:20:06PM +0300, Bogdan Mihalcea wrote:
> Hello!
> I have compiled and installed the CUPS package (cups, cups-base, 
> cups-lpr, cups-pstoraster). All went well, I had no errors whatsoever. 
> After, I tried to install (add) my printer with the command  # kprinter 
> (Add Printer wizard, under KDE). In spite of the fact that the 
> foomatic-db package is also installed, when I try to install my local 
> printer (on the parallel port), the Printer Model  Selection dialog box 
> is empty, and I have no printers in my database.
> It would be of great help for me if you could give me a hint how to 
> solve the problem, because I can not use my printer under FreeBSD at 
> all. I'm using FreeBSD 5.1 at home, but I have the same problems at 
> office, where I use FreeBSD 4.8.

Try to use the web interface. Take a look to this link:

In this article, they use a USB printer but it might be useful. 

Ahh.. you must read the cups documents they have a lot of useful

> Thank you very much and excuse me for the trouble I'm causing.

You are not causing troubles. :)

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