Is it time to retire the scanner ?

Steve O'Hara-Smith steve at
Sun Oct 23 13:59:00 UTC 2016

On Sun, 23 Oct 2016 13:53:34 +0200
Polytropon <freebsd at> wrote:

> On FreeBSD, getting that printer to work in CUPS requires no big
> efforts, you don't even need the PPD file. You even don't _need_
> to use CUPS as you can print PS directly to the printer - no
> driver needed, only a printer spooler. And this hasn't changed
> in 10 years...
	Probably not in the previous 10 years too (well it's almost 2017
and the LJ4000 came out in 1997), I know for sure that you could spool PS
to a Laserjet 4 with lpr/lpd under FreeBSD because I did just that.

Steve O'Hara-Smith <steve at>

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