On Mon, 22 Dec 2003 17:12, Luke Kearney wrote: > 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 >
lpr is looking for the default printer named 'lp'. It seems you don't have one ;) > /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:\ As it stands you will need to nominate the specific printer each time it's used. # lpr -P pm780c or # lp -d pm780c To make it use this printer by default you must give it 'lp' as one of its names as in: lp|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. > Malcolm Kay _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"