On Friday 19 September 2003 10:39 am, Jesse Sheidlower wrote: > I'm trying to get my 4.8-running laptop hooked up to > some printers, and I'm having trouble getting it configured > with either CUPS or apsfilter (as someone here had recommended). > I've tried to look over the docs, and search through here, but > am still stumped for what I'm supposed to be doing. > > I'm also not clear on why these systems don't interoperate, or, > rather, why an entry in /etc/printcap generated from apsfilter > doesn't show up in CUPS. It would be nice if you could use > these together. > > First, I was able to configure printing on a local USB printer > with each system, though apsfilter has a vastly greater number > of drivers available. Is there a way to get CUPS to read these > drivers, or to separately install ones that it can handle? > > I'm not able to get either one to work with a networked printer. > With CUPS, I can get it to the point where I can print a test > page, by choosing the device "AppSocket/HP Jet Direct" (though > it's not a Jet Direct printer, just a regular TCP/IP interface) and > using a device URI of socket://22.214.171.124:9100/ , but I > can't get anything else to print on this printer. I wasn't able > to get it to print even a test page by using any lpd combination > I could come up with. > > With apsfilter, I can't get it set up at all; anything I try > gives "lpr: unable to print file: client-error-not-found" > when I try to do a test page. > > Assuming I ever do manage to get this configured, is there a > way to choose printers from within apps? In Mozilla, even with > several (dummy) printers entered, the only option for "Printer" > is PostScript/Default, and from, say, Emacs, there's just the > various print options. Do I have to choose this from the > command line outside of the apps? > > Thanks very much. > > Jesse Sheidlower
This may sound like a dumb question, but did you start the printing service 'lpd'? The default installation of FreeBSD does not start this service. _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"