> > I'm trying to print from my FreeBSD machine. I've been through a > > number of online tutorials and instructions on printing from Unix or > > FreeBSD in particular, but they all seem to start with the assumption > > that printing from the machine is possible. I'm trying to get to that > > starting point. > > > A laudable ambition!
OK, honestly, am I working under a valid assumption that it *is* possible to print from FreeBSD? Or is this just going to engender greater frustration? > > cups-base-1.3.9_3 Common UNIX Printing System > > cups-pdf-2.5.0 A virtual printer for CUPS to produce PDF files > > cups-pstoraster-8.15.4_2 Postscript interpreter for CUPS printing to non-PS > > printers > > gutenprint-cups-5.1.7_3 GutenPrint Printer Driver > > libgnomecups-0.2.3_1,1 Support library for gnome cups admistration > > hplip-2.8.2_4 Drivers and utilities for HP Printers and All-in-One > > device > > Looks good so far. Thanks. > > The printer I'm working with is a HP Officejet 4110. > > > 1. how can I get permissions on the device to stick, so that I do not > > have to reboot the machine every time we want to print or have to > > power cycle the printer? > > Wrong file - add the changes to /etc/devfs.rules > > /etc/devfs.conf is for fixed devices - devfs.rules for plug-in stuff. OK. I created and edited this file. At least now on attaching the printer, the permissions are other than root:operator. > > 2. Am I correct that the missing .dll (that seems awfully Windows to > > me) is the problem in getting a filter to print? If so, what do I > > need to do to install it? > > I don't know - try it with the permissions set as above. That doesn't change the behavior. It still fails to print, and seems to error on a missing dll. > > And, actually, a third printing-related issue: How do I get cupsd to > > start on startup? I have these two lines in /etc/rc.conf:\ > > > > cupsd_enable="YES" # enable cups printing management > > That should be enough to get it running. it doesn't. :( > > devfs_system_ruleset="system" # something else they say cups needs > > in which case the first line in /etc/devfs.rules should be > > [system=10] > > that line starts a new ruleset with the name system and the number 10 got that. However, it doesn't seem to have changed the behavior of the system - well, other than the printer ownership s different when it is plugged in. _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"