> >>> Guys, I need some input about what kind of _new_ printer to buy > >>> for my desktops. I'd like to hang the printer off my FBSD box; > >>> my Ubuntu platform is probably too far away. At least 3 meters. > >> > >> A few months ago I got a Samsung ML-2571N for well under $100 at > >> Fry's. It is small, light, fast; has a built-in 10/100 network > >> port, handles PostScript, and speaks native lpr > > > > What is lpr?
see "man lpr" and its "see also" entries. > > Usually printers speak Post Script or PCL printer command > > language As I said, this one speaks PostScript. > > in which case you need a driver. Not in this case :) > > LPD, LPRng, and CUPS are different spooling systems. > > Did you attach the printer to a computer or is acting as a free > > standing printer server. It is freestanding. > There is a lpr driver by Brother for Linux. Brother and Canon have > binary blob drivers. Did you use that driver may be? I didn't install any drivers, just added it to printcap and hosts: lp|Samsung ML-2571N PostScript network printer:\ :sh:\ :rm=ml2571n:sd=/var/spool/output/ml2571n:lf=/var/log/lpd-errs: 192.168.200.201 ml2571n and it Just Works (TM). I suppose apps like OpenOffice might need to be told it is a PostScript printer. If I needed to do that, and didn't have anything more specific handy, I would just configure it as a LaserWriter NTX. I have yet to find a monochrome PostScript printer for which that does not work well enough. > Does anyone know if those binary blobs can be useful for anything > on FreeBSD. They appear to be wrappers for standard Ghost Script > drivers. I noticed also that some drivers for older Brother > printers are removed from Ghost Script 7.0 and 8.0. AFAIK GS is only needed if you want to print PostScript files on a printer that does not contain a PostScript interpreter. It's not needed when dealing with a PostScript printer. _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"