Guus De Graeve wrote:
   I was wondering if someone could help me with an anoying problem i
   having for a while now.
   It's about my printer a 'Brother HL-2030', it's attached to my first
   usb port and recognized by the kernel as /dev/ulpt0.
   ulpt0: Brother HL-2030 series, rev 2.00/1.00, addr 2, iclass 7/1
   ulpt0: using bi-directional mode
   When i try to print to my printer with a basic test like 'echo Test >
   /dev/ulpt0' i get the message "/dev/ulpt0: Device busy".
   The problem is that i can't think of any other running proces that
   could be using the port to.
   My FreeBSD version is 6.0
   Greetings Guus De Graeve,

I believe the problem is actually that your printer does not accept plain
text input.  You need to run it through a filter first.  The problem is that
many new printers only accept input in the form of a binary command
language. In the case of this printer it is through GDI, a windows standard.
I notice on the Brother website that a linux driver is available.  Perhaps
this would be a starting point.

It would definitely be worth checking out CUPS, the Common UNIX Printing
System. I don't know if it supports this particular printer but it seems to
offer support for a lot of different printing devices.

Hope this helps,

Duane Whitty,
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