On Wed, 19 Aug 2009 07:23:07 -0400, Bill Moran <wmo...@potentialtech.com> wrote: > It works for me, using 3 steps: > > 1) Use CUPS instead of lpd
CUPS brings its own lpd, so in fact you're still using a lpd, even if it's not the system one's. :-) > 2) Install a PPD for the printer that knows about duplex printing It seems that this Brother printer does not come with an "operator panel" where you can set default modes. As an example, you can tell a HP laserjet 4000 duplex to be duplex by default, so you don't need additional configuration. For "modern" printers, PPD files are needed to make printer spoolers and filters aware of what capabilities the printer has. This is needed if the printer does not conform to standard printer languages, such as PS or PCL. > 3) Install OOo with CUPS support There are some printer settings available in OO, but maybe they do not cover all the printer's capabilities. > I don't know if it's possible to do through lpd, though. With a real printer, it works by default. :-) -- Polytropon Magdeburg, Germany Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0 Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ... _______________________________________________ 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"