Todd: >>... Has anyone gotten CUPS working using the >> foomatic-rip/gimp-print method [from] >> Linuxprinting.org? I have an Epson Stylus C82 at >> /dev/lpt0. >> ... > Looks like I got it. I installed the printer > again using a different driver (one that for some > reason did not show up the first time I tried) > and it works now.
I went through a hassle on the C82, and I don't know that I could reproduce everything I did, but it's working for me with multiple resolutions, color and all. I used the several CUPS ports in the ports collection. Some of the gotcha's (are you listening, porters?): I have to run escputil manually whenever I power-cycle the printer. escputil doesn't work over USB on my 4.7 system (and I'm not going to upgrade in the next few weeks) so I have both USB and parallel connections to the printer. (Running raster prints over parallel soaks up so much of my 2.2 GHz P4 that everything slows up.) A ps during printing shows about seven stages in the pipeline. The last stage is a program called usb which may or may not be a final driver from CUPS. Apparently, there is not enough buffering in the pipeline after the compute stages because the printer stops every six or eight sweeps while CPU usage jumps. I'm tempted to find the source for USB, open it up, and put some poll()-based double- buffering in. If you are using troff or anything based on it, beware that it may be looking for its fonts in one place while the CUPS version of ghostscript (espgs) may have them in another. The problem is a version number. I had to symlink /usr/local/share/ghostscript/7.06 as /usr/local/share/ghostscript/7.05 . (No, it's not the ideal fix, but I was running out of mindspace in which to hold all of this. I dutifully recorded it in the notebook which I cannot find at the moment!) I found this problem when I printed a copy of my resume and realized that it was printing Courier with the letters separated by proportional spacing, kerned and all! Not good. (And before you bellyache about troff, it continues to produce the same results from age to age, I can produce PDF with various programs, and I don't have to worry that a file from one version of Wurd will print differently on another version, or mess up the two-column table, or botch indents from list to list ....) To print envelopes, you need to use -o PageRegion=COM10 . This took me a while to find, and a lot of frustration. (CUPS people, how about documenting exactly what each of these options actually means!) FYI, my printer resolutions (lpoptions -o Resolution= ) are default 360sw default/draft 720sw default/hq 720hq default/photo 1440x1440hq This is still a work in progress, suggestions are welcome. But it's working quite well enough for me at present, and it seems a reasonable range of speed/ quality tradeoffs. If you have Q's, feel free to send me mail at (for the present) [EMAIL PROTECTED] . Mark Terribile __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! SiteBuilder - Free, easy-to-use web site design software http://sitebuilder.yahoo.com _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"