trouble installing new printer

ivan.roth at ivan.roth at
Sat Jan 14 07:59:53 PST 2006


I just bought a Canon i865 yesterday. This is my first printer install on
FreeBSD. I, of course, followed the steps described in the handbook. But when
running the really simple 'lptest > /dev/lpt0' command, nothing happened,
excepted the flashing light on the printer.

The flashing time is depending of the job size, i.e. the light is flashing
longer with lptest > /dev/lpt0 than with lptest 20 5 > /dev/lpt0.

I decided to go a bit firther and configured /etc/printcap, and activated the lf

And running lptest 20 5 | lpr -Pmy-printer gave again the same result.

I tried many research on the net but could not find anything useful. I am now
installing apsfilter but ask you for some help during the compilation process.

Thank you.

Regards, Ivan.

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