The nightmarish problem of installing a printer

Polytropon freebsd at
Tue Sep 21 16:03:41 UTC 2010

On Tue, 21 Sep 2010 07:16:21 -0700, Robert <traveling08 at> wrote:
> A couple of years ago I got very tired of buying ink cartridges. I
> search and found the Samsung scx-4725fn for a very good price. Laser,
> network, all-in-one. It is not color but that was not a requirement for
> me.
> Just hook it up to the network and create a simple /etc/printcap and
> add the ip to /etc/hosts and away you go. 

So THAT's what I call handling it easily. As the printer (!!!) does
take care of the most things, it's easy to install it as everything
you need is to make it known to your network and write a line into
/etc/printcap. The HP Laserjet 4000 duplex I have at home (yes, it's
true) also has a built-in printer server, so programs like lpq and
lprm can query the printer queue INSIDE THE PRINTER. That's a very
nice feature for office settings as there is no need to buy a PC
and a "Windows" to make a printer server.

Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
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