On Sat, Dec 6, 2008 at 4:03 AM, Michael Powell <nightre...@verizon.net>wrote:
> af300...@gmail.com wrote: > > > Hi, > > > > I'm working on getting cups working and I've installed the "hplip" port > > and the cups program used that to install the printer. At least, there > was > > an "HPLIP" in a list in one of the pages during the setup. My printer is > > an old HP LaserJet 4+ which I've connected through the parallel port. My > > URI for the printer is parallel:/dev/lp0. When I went to do the test page > > I got this error, "Unsupported format 'application/postscript'." Here's > > the problem, I chose a driver which, though I don't remember the full > > string in cups, was a 4/5 PCL driver. So, why is it trying to print using > > postscript? > > > > It's been a while since I've done a virgin cups install so I'm not real > current on what it might be like now. You start out with installing the > /usr/ports/print/cups metaport and this should pull in a few other sub > ports as dependencies. > > The port cups-pstoraster is what coverts postscript print output into > PCL, utilizing (IIRC) one of the ghostscript ports. Perhaps your install > may be incomplete. In the past I've just installed the metaport and it > happily sucked everything else in automagically. > > -Mike > > > > _______________________________________________ > firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to " > freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org" > Truly sad that it took me this long to get to this, but thanks for the tip. I installed that port and everything indeed does work much better. Took me some doing but I've finally got my LJ4+ printing. Cool! Now, though, I've got to go and buy a new toner/drum :-(. Andy -- A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text. Q: Why is it such a bad thing? A: Top-posting. Q: What is the most annoying thing on usenet and in e-mail? _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"