CUPS + FreeBSD 6.2 + HP Laserjet 5
stapleton.41 at gmail.com
Mon Apr 23 12:17:38 UTC 2007
Thanks. My printer is attached straight to the network (RJ-45), but I
check /var/db/pkg, and saw no mention of cups-pdf or cups-pstoraster,
so I am installing those...
I'll try setting up my printer when I get home.
On 4/22/07, Jared Barneck <mailinglists at bsdcertification.com> wrote:
> Jim Stapleton wrote:
> > I'm trying to print a test page for my printer using cups and I get
> > the following error:
> > Unsupported format 'application/postscript'!
> Funny you should post about this problem... I have an HP Laserjet 5L.
> It connects via parallel port to my wifes windows XP box. I was trying
> to point to it and I kept getting that same error.
> I only had cups-base installed and no other cups ports.
> To attempt to fix it I did the following:
> 1. I made sure these three ports were installed.
> cups-base-1.2.2 The Common UNIX Printing System
> cups-pdf-2.4.5 A virtual printer for CUPS to produce PDF files
> cups-pstoraster-8.15.4 Postscript interpreter for CUPS printing to
> non-PS printers
> 2. I added the windows box to the host file
> 3. I restarted cupsd.
> 4. Deleted the printer and readded it.
> It started working. I am not sure which step fixed it.
> > I couldn't find anything when googling with FreeBSD in my search. When
> > I took out FreeBSD, I got something for debian referencing lines 103
> > and 109 in the config being uncommented to get it to work. 103 in the
> > default is blank, 109 is blank except for teh '#'.
> > I uncommented this line, and restarted CUPS:
> > application/vnd.cups-postscript application/vnd.cups-raster
> > 100 pstoraster
> > It didn't fix anything.
> > I added this line, and restarted:
> > application/postscript application/vnd.cups-raster 100
> > pstoraster
> > And I still get the same error.
> > I know CUPS worked fine from an install maybe 6 months ago (it had a
> > completely different printer setup than now, it wasn't as easy to
> > setup, but at least it worked).
> > My question
> > (1) Anyone know how to fix this issue with the current version
> > (cvsup'ed and built today via 'sudo portupgrade -f
> > print/cups-pstoraster print/cups-base print/ghostscript-gnu*
> > print/ghostscript-gpl*'
> > (2) How do I get csup/cvsup to match one port or a group of ports by
> > name? I put *default date=2006.08.01.00.00.00 in my supfile
> > (etc/supfile-ports) and tried:
> > sudo csup -i '*cups*' -L 2 /etc/supfile-ports
> > sudo csup -i 'print/cups*' -L 2 /etc/supfile-ports
> > sudo cvsup -g -i '*cups*' -L 2 /etc/supfile-ports
> > sudo cvsup -g -i 'print/cups*' -L 2 /etc/supfile-ports
> > and none of the above updated any files according to the output (I
> > usually see a list of files updated). Since ports were updated this
> > morning, without the date line (so to today's ports layout), I should
> > have seens something.
> > Thanks,
> > -Jim Stapleton
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