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Re: Still Can't Print
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: Still Can't Print
- From: Jacob Meuser <jakemsr_(_at_)_jakemsr_(_dot_)_com>
- Date: Sun, 14 Dec 2003 19:56:21 -0800
- Mail-followup-to: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
On Sun, Dec 14, 2003 at 09:55:48PM -0500, Duane A. Damiano wrote:
> Okay guys, what's the trick to printing with OpenBSD?
> I've got OpenBSD 3.4 installed on a 600 MHz Athlon connected to an
> HP-694C DeskJet printer. Here are the key points:
> 1. No hardware problem because Linux prints fine on the same system.
> 2. I am able to print a simple text file by doing
> cat <file name> > /dev/lpt0
> 3. apsfilter does not work. I've tried several different drivers in
> the setup program. When I try to print the test page I get either
> nothing, or nonsense characters.
> 4. In response to my earlier posting, someone suggested using cups.
> cups is not in my ports tree, so I downloaded the ports tgz file
> from www.etc.msys.ch/ports/cups/ and extracted it in
> /usr/ports/print. Here's what happens when I do a "make install":
> [swing cups]# make install
> ===> Checking files for cups-1.1.20rc5
> >> cups-1.1.20rc5-source.tar.bz2 doesn't seem to exist on this system.
> >> Attempting to fetch /usr/ports/distfiles/cups-1.1.20rc5-source.tar.bz2
1.1.20 has been released, just change that in cups/Makefile
> Is anyone out there printing with OpenBSD? Please tell me how you're
> doing it.
Yes, with CUPS. I've used apsfilter & made my own filters with the
built-in lpr/lpd also.
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