On Thu, 03 Jun 2004 21:48:22 +0200, David Telyas wrote:

>I have an i386 running FreeBSD 5.2.1 and KDE, but I can't get my printer
>working. It's a HP Deskjet 5550 connected via USB. I've heard about lpd
>and cups, but don't know which one to use or what the difference is. So
>can anyone guide a Windows user to an easy howto?

Go http://www.linuxprinting.org/show_printer.cgi?recnum=HP-DeskJet_5550
there and http://www.linuxprinting.org in general. Look at the LPD
instructions. Fortunately, your printer is supported perfectly. :D Oh,
and for your own sake, forget about the Common Unix PITA System. It's
far too complicated. I'll be glad to help you set up LPD.

I abhor a system designed for the "user", if that word is a coded
pejorative meaning "stupid and unsophisticated".  -- Ken Thompson
Unix is user friendly. However, it isn't idiot friendly.
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