Gentleman and Ladies: I am having trouble with freebsd 4.9, 5.1, and 5.2. Neither of them recognizes my printer or floppy drive. I am a BSD novice and use KDE as a graphical interphase.
1) I have a Canon BJC-210. I have downloaded and installed Cups, Aspfilter, asfilter, ghostscript etc and none of these recognizes my printer. I get this message on bootup ppc0: (parallel port) at port 0x378-0x37F irq 7 on ISA ppbus0: (parallel portbus) on ppc0 1pt0: (printer) on pp bus 0 pp0: (parallel I/O) on ppbus 0 However it doesn't seem to know my printer is there when I try to print. 2) I get this message at bootup fd0: (1440-kb 3.5 drive) on fdc drive 0 However, I can't access the floppy drive. When I create an Icon and put the path /dev/fd/fd0. I can't access the floppy. 3) I use efax and have kdefax and tkfax as my frontend. My modem is configured in kde as cuaa0. Efax uses "modem" as a default. How can I change it to cuaa0. In the execution file at /usr/local/bin/fax - it has a line that says DEV=modem #DEV=cuaa1 when I change it to #Dev=cuaa0 - it makes no difference. The only way I have found around this is to go to /dev/cuaa0 (using graphical interphase) - pull it out to my desktop and using link application. I change the name to "modem" and put it back (there is now both a cuaa0and modem in /dev. Then I'm able to send faxes. However, there is no way to save this configuration and when I turn off my computer it resets to the original settings I have been a Linux user for many years. The port/packages system that BSD uses is far superior to RPM's or any other linux systems (with the possible exception of aptget for Debian which I have never used). I'd like to keep Freebsd as my operating system of choice but I need to get these problems solved. Thank you in advance for your help. William Segars __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! SiteBuilder - Free web site building tool. Try it! http://webhosting.yahoo.com/ps/sb/ _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"