Hello, 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:\ :sd=/var/spool/lpd/pm780c:\ :mx#0:\ :sh:\ :lp=/dev/ulpt0:\ :if=/usr/local/libexec/pips780/filter780.rev:\ :lf=/var/log/lpd-errs: # 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 here. Regards -- Luke Kearney <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"