On Mon, 22 Dec 2003 20:46, Luke Kearney wrote: > On Mon, 22 Dec 2003 20:13:36 +1030 > > Malcolm Kay <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> spake thus: > > 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 > > Thanks for the tip. I followed your suggestion and added the lp to the > beginning of the printcap file and now it does spit out paper but the > only text it outputs is > > Abort trap >
Sounds as though the pm780c driver produces some incompatible code. Think the pm-740du might be more or less Japanese equivalent of Stylus Photo 915 for which you may be able to find a driver. (This is partly (largely) guess work, but is probably worth a try). Malcolm Kay _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"