how to install " Epson L 380 Printer " and " Hp Deskjet 1515 in Free BSD ?

Manish Jain bourne.identity at
Sun Sep 17 17:58:14 UTC 2017

On 09/17/17 22:41, manash pal wrote:
> kindly let me know the steps regarding installing of these two printers 
> in my system ... I googled the matter , but did not find any suitable 
> demonstration .......

I don't know about Epson for sure, but HP should be easy.

Install cups and cups-pdf : pkg install cups cups-pdf

Build hplip from ports :

cd /usr/ports/print/hplip
#if you don't have /usr/ports, run : portsnap fetch extract

make config	# choose to build with qt4, not qt5
#hplip-qt5 currently omits the sip module - big problem

make install clean

You should be able to run Epson under cups and HP via hplip.

The CUPS web interface is : http://localhost:631/admin

Before you try accessing CUPS interface, put this in /etc/rc.conf and 
reboot :


To set up HP printer, run hp-setup (as normal user)

If your printer is visible to root and not visible to the normal user, 
you likely have a permissions problem. Run usbconfig as root to find out 
the ugen ID of the HP printer (I presume this is a USB printer). Let's 
say it is ugen2.3

Put the following in /etc/devfs.conf :

perm usb/2.3.0 0664

Then run : /etc/rc.d/devfs restart

Manish Jain

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