The nightmarish problem of installing a printer

C. P. Ghost cpghost at
Sun Sep 19 18:15:33 UTC 2010

On Fri, Sep 17, 2010 at 2:45 AM, Chabane HEMDANI <hemdani2009 at> wrote:
>  I'm computer science teacher at university of Tizi-ouzou in Algeria. I'm
> using FreeBSD since 2007 when I "discover" it by chance when searching in
> the Web something about Linux.
>  Since that date, I always invited and recommended to my students to install
> and use this "magical" and my favorite system.
> However, all my students retort me that they have a problem of installing
> their printers. I have so this problem, so I can't tell good-bye
> definitively to winosor and Linux. I always need them for printing.
> I've search, read, learn, follow instructions about nearly all the
> web-documentation about installing a new printer to work under cups without
> any success. I've  an HP Laser Jet 1018 printer and tools given by package
> 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
> <,_hplip%20>
> and finally, I've given to my students the wrong  answer that "no one can
> print under FreeBSD !"

Sometimes, permissions can be the problem:

> Please where is the problem?
> Please help me to help others.
> Please help me to enlarge the FreeBSD users community.


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