On Wed, 17 Dec 2008 21:25:20 +1000, Warren Liddell <shin...@maydias.com> wrote: > Im trying to setup my Printer a Cannong Pixma Ip1000 which is detected > aok soon as i plug it in ... I have looked through a few sites an tryed > ot follow some, but im afraid i need a basic HOW TO for dummies type > style of setting up an configuring my printer to work on FreeBSD > 7.1-PRERELEASE AMD 64 .. Any help would be greatly appreciated. > > This is the site i have been following ... > http://www.freebsddiary.org/apsfilter.php
According to your printer model, I think you're best off using CUPS (common UNIX printing system). Don't get me wrong: I've used apsfilter myself for several years now without problems, HP and Lexmark laser printers attached, but since I needed to install FreeBSD 7 from scratch, including new apsfilter version, the printer don't duplex anymore. Furthermore, CUPS is known for supporting more printers than apsfilter does. In some way, it seems that it can even support printers that claim to be "Windows" only. Basically, you should read the handbook's section about printing and then follow the CUPS documentation about how to set uo your particular printer. Printing on FreeBSD can be described as consisting of three parts: the printer queue (spool) which is managed by the OS itself, the printing converter control (CUPS, apsfilter) and finally the particular drivers or converters for the printer. If everyone would have a PS capable printer, only the first part would be needed. :-) -- Polytropon >From Magdeburg, Germany Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0 Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ... _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"