On Monday 03 April 2006 14:27, M. Warner Losh wrote: > OK. I got bordered photo printing working. I haven't gotten > borderless printing working, alas. > > The key points I learned: > > (1) Install print/cups. > (2) Install graphics/hpijs. This filters .ps -> goo the printer groks > (3) Install graphics/gimp. This makes .ps files > (4) Kill lpr/lpd before starting cups. > (5) Make sure you configure lpr/lpd not to startup on boot > (6) Remove lp* binaries > (7) Setup buildworld /etc/make.conf so it doesn't build lpr with > NO_LPR or WITHOUT_LPR > (8) Add printer via localhost:631 web interface. > (8) Set printer to draft mode via cups for testing > (9) Use firefox to generate test prints. > (10) To print from gimp, I have to remove the '-l' from the command > line every time I print in the printer setup. This causes the > raw .ps file to go to the printer, rather than via cups' > postscript filter for the printer. > (11) To get photos, one must set photo quality via cups setup > interface. > > #10 is was tripped me up for a long time. That's why printing to the > black and white printer worked for me (it was a postscript printer), > while it failed to the color. I hadn't noticed before that it > printed the raw postscript and then lots of new lines. Since these > newlines weren't accompanied by <CR>, all text was off the edge of > the papper, all I got was a bunch of blank pages. > > #5 bit me on boot. Since cups replaces the /etc/printcap > unconditionally, when lpd started it failed to start. I lost a bunch > of print jobs before I worked out where they had gone and why things > had gone south. > > I'd love to know how to print borderless prints (right now I get 1/4" > (8mm) boarder on the prints). I'd also love to know how to setup > gimp correctly. However, these are really side issues now that I > have basic functionality working. > > Thanks to everybody who was helpful in getting me to this point. It > got me over the hump. My HP DeskJet 5850 is working great as a color > printer with CUPS and my LaserJet 2200 continues to work like before. > > Now, all I gotta do is to figure out my OfficeJet 4200, at least the > scanning portion... But that can wait until my photo printing > backlog is cleared... > > Thanks again, > > Warner
Hi Warner, You have to have a printer that's capable of doing borderless prints. Most printers will only print to within 1/4" of the page. Try a custom size paper (increase the size by 1/2"), maybe that will help do it. Don _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"