Printer advice

Steve O'Hara-Smith steve at
Mon May 15 19:10:45 UTC 2017

On Mon, 15 May 2017 13:43:17 -0400
Paul Pathiakis via freebsd-questions <freebsd-questions at> wrote:

> Hi,
> Something I caution people about....  although the printers on 
> work for Linux, there are issues.  Be careful to read 
> if any of them have additional 'linux' driver software... aka not being 
> completely open.  They provide binary drivers (like some from Brother) 
> and cause issues.  So far, HP has done well with HPLIP, but they really 

	I got the Brother binary drivers working easily enough by running
CUPS in a Centos userland in a jail. In theory they can be got to work in a
FreeBSD install of CUPS but you have to get everything into place by hand
and I never managed to get it right.

Steve O'Hara-Smith <steve at>

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