On Wed, Aug 19, 2009 at 05:40:50PM +0200, Polytropon wrote:
> 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. :-)
> 

        It's been years since I tried CUPS; it gives me fits.  In
        short, it has never worked. 

> 
> 
> > 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.
> 

        My networked 5250 does come with a configuration panel.
        Simplex or Duplex.  That lets me do  % lpr <file> single-
        or double-sided.  Regardless, my OpenOffice only prints on
        one-sided. [?]


> 
> 
> > 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.
> 

        Might help if I knew how to get CUPS working... 

        Anyway, I'll try CUPS again....  

        thanks,

        gary

> 
> 
> > 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
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