FreeBSD CUPS PPD
tijl at FreeBSD.org
Wed Aug 2 18:48:42 UTC 2017
On Tue, 1 Aug 2017 17:29:19 -0400 "James B. Byrne via freebsd-questions" <freebsd-questions at freebsd.org> wrote:
> We have several old Lexmark T632 printers which OpenPrinting.org
> describes as 'paperweights'. Notwithstanding OPO's value judgement we
> use these things as network printers for a wide variety of computers,
> some of which are much older than the printers. One of their uses is
> to produce cheques and to replace them for this purpose requires
> re-certification of the replacements. So, they are not going anywhere
> until they absolutely no longer work.
> Under CentOS-6 we use CUPS -1.4.2 with a PPD for these printers which
> was sourced from some forgotten place but which works very well for
> us. On FreeBSD we use CUPS -2.2.3 and the PPD we have works not quite
> so well. It works to the extent that the printers print but we cannot
> 'see' their advanced features in the CUPS Browser. There are fields
> created in the page display which are likely for this but they are not
> populated with options.
What page are you looking at? I see options for my printer when I go
to Printers, select my printer and then choose Set Default Options in
the Administration drop down menu. There are multiple pages there:
General, Installed Options,...
Can you upload the PPD somewhere?
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