On Tuesday 22 April 2008 9:40:16 am Andrew Falanga wrote: > HI, > > I've never actually tried to install cups before and last night > decided to give it a try because I was not having much success > getting my printer working using the handbook directions. (I got it > all setup correctly, obviously something is incorrect but stay with > me, and although I could get stuff to print when I did 'cat > <somefile> > /dev/lp0' I couldn't get anything to print when I > submitted to lpd.) > > So, I installed cups from ports, and setup my HP LaserJet 4+. All > seemed to go well. At first I had a problem with an error, something > like "unknown application/postscript." Anyway, some digging on the > internet revealed that I needed ESP Ghostscript installed. So, I got > that and that error went away. Now, however, I still cannot get it to > print. > > When I try to submit the printer test page from the web management > interface, it says, "network host 'sniper' busy: will retry in X > seconds." The URI I'm using for my printer is, lpd://sniper/lj4. > The printer is connected to my parallel port and I think this is what > I want because the other options are whatever it is that cups calls > JetDirect and then IPP and something else. >
I've just been dealing with the same thing the last day or two. First off, the uri you want is parallel:/dev/lpt0. The advise I was given yesterday was to add the following to /etc/devfs.conf (requires reboot) own lpt0 root:cups perm lpt0 0660 or to... chown /dev/lpt0 root:cups chmod 0660 lpt0 After making that change, the parallel port still wasn't listed as an available device (along with JetDirect, IPP, LPD, etc). I ended up resetting my /usr/local/etc/cups/cupsd.conf file to default and redid the settings. After restarting the cupsd I suddenly had the parallel and usb ports listed. I'm guessing I had a typo in my original setup. HTH. Dave > Anyway, if someone could please point me in the correct direction I'd > appreciate it greatly. > > Thanks, > Andy > _______________________________________________ > email@example.com mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to > "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"