How to print using cups on FreeBSD?

Unga unga888 at
Thu Nov 26 05:15:08 UTC 2009


I'm trying to print using cups 1.3.10 on FreeBSD 7.2 on a Epson Stylus Photo R800 printer. It prints garbage! That is, it print some series of characters.

My first question is, does cups work on FreeBSD to print?

Here is my side information:
pkg_info | grep cups
cups-base-1.3.10_4  Common UNIX Printing System: Server
cups-client-1.3.10_4 Common UNIX Printing System: Library cups
cups-image-1.3.10_4 Common UNIX Printing System: Library cupsimage
cups-pstoraster-8.15.4_4 Postscript interpreter for CUPS printing to non-PS printers
gutenprint-cups-5.1.7_4 GutenPrint Printer Driver

pkg_info | grep foomatic
foomatic-db-20090530 Foomatic database
foomatic-db-engine-4.0.1,2 Foomatic database engine
gutenprint-foomatic-5.1.7_2 GutenPrint Printer Driver

I have followed this for cups configuration:

ls -l /dev/unlpt0
crw-rw----  1 root  cups    0, 155 Nov 26 12:23 /dev/unlpt0

ls -l /dev/ulpt0
crw-rw----  1 root  cups    0, 154 Nov 26 12:23 /dev/ulpt0

I don't have /dev/lpt* .

I'm a member of cups group.

I'm using KDE 3.5.10. I have used KDE printer manager to print a test page after setting up the printer.

So what other configurations do I need to do on FreeBSD to get the printing working?

Best regards


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