Ulpt problems.

Warren Block wblock at wonkity.com
Sun Jul 26 15:20:28 UTC 2015

On Fri, 24 Jul 2015, Bernt Hansson wrote:

> 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.

Please start by testing without any filters.  Use the printcap file 
shown in


and test with the small PostScript sample at the end of


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