HP jetdirect printer installation

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk
Tue Feb 10 12:45:21 PST 2004

On Tue, Feb 10, 2004 at 10:01:44AM -0500, Tom Hollingsworth wrote:
> Is there a utility similar to hppi for Solaris to install HP jetdirect
> network printers under FreeBSD?

Nothing obvious that has specific support for JetDirect features.
However JetDirect printers work well with just about any Unix printing
software -- either the system supplied lpd(8) or the currently
fashionable CUPS.  If you're using lpd(8), then look at installing the
print/apsfilter port, which add a raft of filters for automatically
translating a number of file formats into postscript for printing.
CUPS has similar functionality, and also supports using PPD files to
provide support for the options provided by your printer.



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