Ulpt problems.

Warren Block wblock at wonkity.com
Fri Jul 24 03:37:32 UTC 2015

On Fri, 24 Jul 2015, Bernt Hansson wrote:

> It seems that one needs ulpt, otherwise the printer isn't found.
> So I added to /boot/loader.conf ulpt_load="YES" then the printer is found by 
> cups and hplip.
> But I do not want to use cups so I deinstalled it. Cups can't print a 
> testpage so I resorted to lpd.
> Which can't print anything, so back to cups that too can't print anything. So 
> I'm stuck.

The ulpt module is loaded by /etc/devd/usb.conf.  The file says "please 
do not edit", and I don't know how those modules are disabled.

> Printer is HP laserjet P2055d

That printer supports PostScript directly, so following the LPD setup in 
the Handbook is the easiest course.  Deinstall CUPS first, because it 
has not-quite-compatible commands with the same names as the real ones.

If the printer has a network interface, that is the preferred 
connection.  But USB will work, too.

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