USB printer

Gerard gerard at
Wed Mar 12 20:42:55 UTC 2008

On Wed, 12 Mar 2008 15:14:20 -0400
Chuck Robey <chuckr at> wrote:

> 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.

I have HPLIP working with CUPs perfectly. I even got it to FAX. The
printer is accessed via a wireless network too.

gerard at

A pipe gives a wise man time to think
and a fool something to stick in his mouth.
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