On Thu, Jul 03, 2003 at 09:50:36AM +0930, Brian Astill wrote:
> I needed to replace my printer recently, so took the advice of
> linuxprinting.org to choose the HP 6122 Deskjet (within my budget,
> interfaces "perfectly", etc.)
> Both my systems are dual boot, so I took the HP-supplied CD to set up
> the printer and print a test page on my two WinNT4 systems. Took less
> than 5 minutes and worked "perfectly" both times. IE up-and-running in
> "no time".
> The procedure to install the printer in FBSD/Linux is:
> 1) Install hpijs
> 2) Install ghostscript-gnu
> 3) Install foomatic-db
> 4) Download foomatic-rip and install into /usr/local/bin
> 5) Install cups
> 6) Download DeskJet 6122 PPD from linuxprinting.org:
> 7) Install as deskjet3.ppd in /usr/local/share/cups/model
> 8) Use CUP's administration tool on localhost:631 to modify the printer,
> selecting the "HP DeskJet 6122, Foomatic + hpijs (recommended)"
> 9) Use CUP's administration tool on localhost:631 to configure the
> printer, turning on double-sided printing.
> OK. I hate Windoze with a passion and I'd prefer a plain text script
> rather than a "secret" wizard, but which install is most suitable for
> Joe User?
> What could/should we do about it?
I aggree that seting up a printer can be a real bastard in freeBSD and
so can some other stuff but the big question here is will joe user be
the one most likely to use freeBSD, most likely if he goes anti-windows
he'll go to something like mandrake wich does recognize most of these
printers right from the get go. I think this all about the control and
tweeking you can do. Not exactly sure as my printer died and I'm useing
my wifes windows MFC machine for now.
Jerry M. Howell II
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