Polytropon <free...@edvax.de> wrote: > CUPS isn't extra software in my opinions.
CUPS is a PITA, but it may nevertheless be the "least bad" solution if one is stuck with a junk printer. Decent, network-capable, PostScript printers do not have to be costly. I bought a Samsung ML-2571N at Fry's for something like $60(US) a year or two ago. All I had to do was plug it into the network, add its IP address to /etc/hosts, add a suitable entry to /etc/printcap, and lpr "just works". No need to bother with CUPS. Granted the ML-2571N is monochrome and Samsung's color printer did not support PostScript last I knew. For color, I got a Xerox printer or a few hundred US$ a while back. Like the Samsung it has PostScript, networking, and lpd support built in; another pair of /etc/hosts and /etc/printcap entries and lpr "just works" for it also. _______________________________________________ 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"