I am having a troublesome time with CUPS and printing to an Epson
PM-740DU inkjet printer. I have set up cups and it works to a degree. I
can print test pages like there is no tomorrow but I cannot print from
desktop applications let alone from any of the networked machines via
samba. The client machines can browse and add the printer but they
cannot print to it. I am using a fairly generic PPD for the printer as I
could not find one for BSD in the ports and  linuxprinting.org didn't
offer much joy. I understand that the printer is roughly equivalent to
the Stylus Photo 780 ( max dpi 2880x720 , 6 colours ).

When trying to print a txt file from the cmd line I get 

lpr: lp: unknown printer  

/etc/printcap shows

tamachi: $ cat /etc/printcap
# This file was automatically generated by cupsd(8) from the
# /usr/local/etc/cups/printers.conf file.  All changes to this file
# will be lost.
# written for pips780
pm780c|EPSON PM780C:\
# pips780  end

actually having installed the pips780 file from ports I ran the setup
script to get this into printcap. If I modify the printer via the CUPS
interface it scraps all of the above and replaces it with one line which
is the name I gave the printer in the setup.

Appreciate any tips or links to howtos that are similar to my situation


Luke Kearney <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>

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