On Tue, 4 Nov 2003 06:09:53 -0500 (EST) [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi,
> What is the fastest and easiest way to get printing setup on 5.1 > release? I have a Brother 1440 connected to the printer port. I want > to be able to print from the print sever and a few other BSD machines, > and also to setup samba to allow other machines on the local network > to share the printer. I tried CUPS it did not work. I also tried > LPRng, but had trouble getting it configured also. I tried to > download and compile Printtool, but that didn't work either. Is there > a graphical printer configuration tool for BSD? Please cc > me with responses. I use a Brother 1430 in FreeBSD 5.1, and it works very well. I connected it to the USB port and installed CUPS. Then I downloaded the foomatic-rip script from http://www.linuxprinting.org and the HL1250 ppd for CUPS. Works like a charm. Install the ppd file and the foomatic stuff and then start cupds (/usr/local/etc/rc.d/cups.sh start). Point your browser to http://localhost:631 and enter the user when prompted (root and its password). Your files should like this: /usr/local/libexec/cups/filter/foomatic-gswrapper /usr/local/libexec/cups/filter/foomatic-rip /usr/local/share/cups/model/Brother-HL-1430-hl1250.ppd Create a new printer and choose the Brother model. Should just work. Also check www.linuxprinting.org, it has a lot of info of the matter. Cheers, -- Miguel Mendez <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> http://www.energyhq.es.eu.org _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"