The nightmarish problem of installing a printer
dfunk6 at cox.net
Fri Sep 17 15:53:10 UTC 2010
On 9/17/2010 2:14 AM, Peter wrote:
>> On Fri, 17 Sep 2010 01:45:54 +0100
>> Chabane HEMDANI<hemdani2009 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I've search, read, learn, follow instructions about nearly all the
>>> web-documentation about installing a new printer to work under cups
>>> any success. I've an HP Laser Jet 1018 printer and tools given by
>>> print/hplip don't work correctly.
>>> I'm using FreeBSD 8.1-RELEASE
>>> I've rebuild a kernel without ulpt.
>>> I modified my /etc/rc.conf to enable cupsd and hpiod and hpssd.
>>> I modified /etc/devfs.rules like suggested by cups (see pkg_info -D
>>> cups-base-1.4.4 ).
>>> I've made many other configurations like that suggested at
>>> and finally, I've given to my students the wrong answer that "no one
>>> print under FreeBSD !"
>> Which is wrong, all you need is a printer, that is _supported_.
>>> Please where is the problem?
>> The LaserJet 1018 uses another protocol, so you need aditional software.
>> Take a look at these sites:
>> Before buying the next printer, see whether or not it is supported by
>> Cups http://www.cups.org/ppd.php . Same goes for your students.
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>> Fingerprint: 925D 2089 0BF9 8DE5 9166 33BB F0FD CD37 2A57 3565
> I got an HP Laser 1018 - works perfectly fine using the foo2zjs drivers,
> and I do believe ultp0. I can send you my configs once I get home if you
> want. The real pain which I keep forgetting after a reload or on new pc,
> was having to initialize [cat firmware> /dev/ulpt0] each time the
> computer is rebooted [ie @reboot in cron].
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The issue I tend to get is cups doesnt have permission to access the
i have to add an entry in devfs.conf to all it to print
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