Best way to print photos
M. Warner Losh
imp at bsdimp.com
Tue Apr 4 15:40:32 UTC 2006
In message: <200604032310.16266.vayu at sklinks.com>
Vayu <vayu at sklinks.com> writes:
: On Monday 03 April 2006 22:17, M. Warner Losh wrote:
: > In message: <200604032204.03528.vayu at sklinks.com>
: > Vayu <vayu at sklinks.com> writes:
: > : On Monday 03 April 2006 12:27, M. Warner Losh wrote:
: > : > OK. I got bordered photo printing working. I haven't gotten
: > : > borderless printing working, alas.
: > : >
: > : > The key points I learned:
: > : >
: > : > (1) Install print/cups.
: > : > (2) Install graphics/hpijs. This filters .ps -> goo the printer groks
: > : > (3) Install graphics/gimp. This makes .ps files
: > : > (4) Kill lpr/lpd before starting cups.
: > : > (5) Make sure you configure lpr/lpd not to startup on boot
: > : > (6) Remove lp* binaries
: > : > (7) Setup buildworld /etc/make.conf so it doesn't build lpr with
: > : > NO_LPR or WITHOUT_LPR
: > : > (8) Add printer via localhost:631 web interface.
: > : > (8) Set printer to draft mode via cups for testing
: > : > (9) Use firefox to generate test prints.
: > : > (10) To print from gimp, I have to remove the '-l' from the command
: > : > line every time I print in the printer setup. This causes the
: > : > raw .ps file to go to the printer, rather than via cups'
: > : > postscript filter for the printer.
: > : > (11) To get photos, one must set photo quality via cups setup
: > : > interface.
: > : >
: > :
: > : For someone who has just been struggling with CUPS this is helpful.
: > : Would you mind elaborating the steps on how to accomplish 5, 6 and 7
: > : I've got most everything working, now I'd like to switch to the CUPs lp
: > : commands.
: > Sure.
: > Step 5 is accomplished by not having a line like lpd_enable=yes in
: > /etc/rc.conf. I had one from when I was using lpd.
: > Step 6 is just 'sudo rm -f /usr/bin/lp?*'. /usr/bin/lp is mildly
: > useful, and will be recreated.
: What do you mean will be recreated? (If it's going to be recreated, then why
: delete it?)
installworld will recreate it.
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