RESOLVED: Printing via USB Port

Warren Block wblock at
Sat Feb 27 20:27:00 UTC 2010

On Sat, 27 Feb 2010, Bill Tillman wrote:
> Okay guys this is finally working. I found the answer here:
> This didn't come up in my other searches.
> This morning I put in "freebsd hl2040 usb" into my yahoo search and 
> this came up.

Didn't you get my last message yesterday?  It had that very link.
> Seems this guy got it to work by using unlpt0 not ulpt0. I had tried 
> this before and was using the ifhp filter but that didn't work.

The printer is not HP or even PCL, so ifhp is likely not the right 

> So I did this with /etc/printcap:
> lp|HL2040|Brother HL-2040:\
>         :lp=/dev/unlpt0:\
>         :af=/home/bill/hl1250.ppd:\
>         :if=/usr/local/bin/foomatic-rip:\
>         :lf=/var/log/lpd/hl2040.log:\
>         :sh:sd=/var/spool/lpd/laser:

It was probably the unlpt0 device that cured it.  Could you verify 
whether the plain lpd entry with the unlpt0 device works?

      :if=/usr/local/libexec/ps2hl1250: \

-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA

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