On Sunday 11 July 2004 22:58, Earl Larsen wrote: > I tried to get my printer to work. But when I do lptest > /dev/lpt0. I get > no out put. I checked and have everything correct. So I am thinking that my > printer is not compatible. I have a Compaq IJ700. I am unable to find if > this printer is compatible. I am running FreeBSD 4.10. Grep > ppc0 /var/run/dmesg.boot has the output of: > > ppc0: <Parallel port> at port 0x378-0x37f irq 7 on isa0 > ppc0: SMC-like chipset (ECP/EPP/PS2/NIBBLE) in COMPATIBLE mode > ppc0: FIFO with 16/16/16 bytes threshold > > The parallel port of my kernel is: > > device ppc0 at isa? irq 7 > device ppbus # Parallel port bus (required) > device lpt0 # Printer > device plip # TCP/IP over parallel > device ppi0 # Parallel port interface device > #device vpo # Requires scbus and da >
You need to try CUPS (Common Unix Printing Service) or apsfilter with the base lpd. The latter is my personal preference, and I've never not been able to get a printer working using this method. I've never used CUPS personally, but it seems to be the norm from what I read in the list. apsfilter is installable via the ports at /usr/ports/print/apsfilter. HTH -- Eric F Crist Keep your pecker hard and your powder dry, and the world WILL turn. _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"