> 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?
I'd gotten it to work with print/apsfilter port using the dj990 driver of the hpijs package set. There were no native dj5550 driver 6 months ago hence why I had to use the older driver. It worked fairly well. It's been long since, the situation may have changed now. The setup was fairly intuitive and I remember the first time round, I managed to get it up and running within 5 minutes. However, you don't get the flashy HP Printer Assistant so it's hard to run diagnostics such as checking the ink level and whatnot. Unfortunately there are no easy printing how-to AFAIK for new users especially ones coming in from Windows. _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"