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Date:      Wed, 2 Aug 2017 20:47:24 +0200
From:      Tijl Coosemans <tijl@FreeBSD.org>
To:        byrnejb@harte-lyne.ca
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: FreeBSD CUPS PPD
Message-ID:  <20170802204724.2d0568fa@kalimero.tijl.coosemans.org>
In-Reply-To: <02b89d54534d4f9dbe44df076e918572.squirrel@webmail.harte-lyne.ca>
References:  <02b89d54534d4f9dbe44df076e918572.squirrel@webmail.harte-lyne.ca>

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On Tue, 1 Aug 2017 17:29:19 -0400 "James B. Byrne via freebsd-questions" <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org> wrote:
> We have several old Lexmark T632 printers which OpenPrinting.org
> describes as 'paperweights'.  Notwithstanding OPO's value judgement we
> use these things as network printers for a wide variety of computers,
> some of which are much older than the printers.  One of their uses is
> to produce cheques and to replace them for this purpose requires
> re-certification of the replacements.  So, they are not going anywhere
> until they absolutely no longer work.
> 
> Under CentOS-6 we use CUPS -1.4.2 with a PPD for these printers which
> was sourced from some forgotten place but which works very well for
> us.  On FreeBSD we use CUPS -2.2.3 and the PPD we have works not quite
> so well.  It works to the extent that the printers print but we cannot
> 'see' their advanced features in the CUPS Browser.  There are fields
> created in the page display which are likely for this but they are not
> populated with options.

What page are you looking at?  I see options for my printer when I go
to Printers, select my printer and then choose Set Default Options in
the Administration drop down menu.  There are multiple pages there:
General, Installed Options,...

Can you upload the PPD somewhere?



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