Ulpt problems.

Bernt Hansson bah at bananmonarki.se
Fri Jul 24 10:48:40 UTC 2015

On 2015-07-24 05:37, Warren Block wrote:
> 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.
Now that it finds the printer it's not printing anything with cups or lpd.
I'm using apsfilter and lpd. Hplip is deinstalled so is cups. But no cigar.

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