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 > Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ... -- Gary Kline kl...@thought.org http://www.thought.org Public Service Unix http://jottings.thought.org http://transfinite.thought.org The 5.67a release of Jottings: http://jottings.thought.org/index.php _______________________________________________ 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"