USB printer

Kevin Downey redchin at
Wed Mar 12 19:25:57 UTC 2008

On Wed, Mar 12, 2008 at 12:14 PM, Chuck Robey <chuckr at> wrote:
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>  Gligor Lucian wrote:
>  >
>  > David Kelly <dkelly at> wrote: >On Mon, Mar 10, 2008 at 12:59:38PM -0700, Gligor Lucian >wrote:
>  >>> Does FreeBSD support a USB printer?
>  >
>  >> Yes.
>  >
>  You know, while there are printing utils that actually work on FreeBSD, I
>  can't personally recommend CUPS.  I keep on trying to get it to work on
>  FreeBSD efvery year or so, then I need to go over to one of my other
>  systems.  Last one I tried was an Epson Stylus C84, but I've also tried HP
>  officejets, and I just can't get locally attached printers to work with
>  cups.  I can get them to work with things like apsfilter very well, but
>  either someone is going to have to fix the Cups port (it builds, but
>  nothing locally runs) or stop recommending it.
>  Or, does anyone else have it working on FreeBSD?  Sure would like to hear
>  about it, but I've been trying for a long time now, with no success.
>  >     Thank you very much for your answer.
>  >      All the best, Gligor Lucian.
>  >
I have CUPS working on my laptop and desktop. I don't have a local
printer installed. I am using CUPS  to access printers shared from a
windows machine. Works fine, except this morning I noticed a pdf not
printing correctly but I believe that is Evince's fault.
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