USB printer

Chuck Robey chuckr at
Sun Mar 16 20:20:34 UTC 2008

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Ted Mittelstaedt wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: owner-freebsd-questions at
>> [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at]On Behalf Of Chuck Robey
>> Sent: Thursday, March 13, 2008 9:24 AM
>> To: Predrag Punosevac
>> Cc: FreeBSD-Questions at; Gligor Lucian
>> Subject: Re: USB printer
>> Cups on FreeBSD is still woefully underdocumented, relying 100% on others
>> sites, when the cups installation has been changed (somewhat) to 
>> agree with
>> hier(7).  I agree that needed to be done, and would have been complaining
>> if it hadn't,  but then there should have been some small notes detailing
>> how to install a local driver.  
> The problem here is that CUPS is really mostly useful if your
> using Gnome for your desktop, because there's a lot of GUI
> configuration software that is written for that desktop that
> makes CUPS configuration a snap.  (and installing foomatic
> drivers and the like)
> If your not a right-clicker or an i-book flipper than it's
> understandable you would wonder why there's so much attention
> paid to CUPS for FreeBSD since it does nothing for the usual
> command line junkie.

Sorry, I hate to differ, but even on my Mac OSX with dual PPC processors, I
use lpr all the time, and I use "ssh (hostname) lpr <filetoprint" from
FreeBSD to my mac, it works just fine, and the Mac is running Cups.  It
does too do stuff for command line people, it's just that no one installing
cups on FreeBSD has done anything to get that definitely established part
of Cups working right.

> Ted

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