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

Tijl Coosemans tijl at
Mon Sep 18 09:11:07 UTC 2017

On Mon, 18 Sep 2017 07:48:03 +0000 "Thomas Mueller" <mueller6722 at> wrote:
> I recently built up a system (FreeBSD 11.1-STABLE amd64) using synth,
> included hplip, went with qt5, have not tested this yet.
> Previous experience with qt4 was not favorable; printing worked most of
> the time with a PPD from foo2zjs (both NetBSD and FreeBSD).
> I have never been successful with USB, only Ethernet (no wireless
> connection).
> Printer is HP LaserJet  M1212nf MFP.

This printer requires print/hplip-plugin.

> It seems to me the USB address would vary because of plugging and
> unplugging USB devices, and turning off the printer when not in use.

CUPS uses the vendor id, product id and serial number to find a device,
not the device node under /dev.

> Then I suppose you would have to rerun 
> perm usb/whatever 0664  and
> /etc/rc.d/devfs restart
> every time?

No, the CUPS port installs a devd configuration file that sets
permissions on every USB printer you plug in.

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