On Tue, 4 Mar 2003, Darren Spruell wrote: > We have this printer set up to print to from the network and I have > printed to it by IP address before. It is connected to a Windows server > but I would like to print directly to it by IP from my fbsd 4.7 box. > > I have installed the cups-base, cups-pstoraster, and ghostscript-gnu > packages. Afterwards I looked through the Handbook but didn't see > anything that cleared up the process of configuring this printer.
It's a PostScript printer, so you shouldn't need ghostscript. I can't help you with CUPS, never tried it. Good old ordinary printcap entries work fine: lpraw:\ :lp=:\ :sh:\ :mx#0:\ :rm=laser:\ :rp=raw:\ :sd=/var/spool/output/lpd/lpraw:\ :lf=/var/log/lpd-errs: After creating the spool directory (sd=) and entering an IP address for "laser" in /etc/hosts, this works fine. This is just for sending raw PostScript output, of course. The queue name is lpraw, so you'd print to it with # lpr -Plpraw postscriptfile.ps My lp queue runs through a little Perl program that detects PostScript and passes it through. Text is formatted with enscript and then printed. I can post the whole setup if you'd like. -Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with "unsubscribe freebsd-questions" in the body of the message