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Date:      Mon, 29 Jan 2007 22:09:56 +0100
From:      Roland Smith <rsmith@xs4all.nl>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Cc:        David Benfell <benfell@parts-unknown.org>
Subject:   Re: conflict between gimp-print and gutenprint
Message-ID:  <20070129210956.GB45624@slackbox.xs4all.nl>
In-Reply-To: <20070129195740.GA73759@parts-unknown.org>
References:  <20070129074438.GA15883@parts-unknown.org> <20070129173944.GC39489@slackbox.xs4all.nl> <20070129195740.GA73759@parts-unknown.org>

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On Mon, Jan 29, 2007 at 11:57:40AM -0800, David Benfell wrote:
> On Mon, 29 Jan 2007 18:39:44 +0100, Roland Smith wrote:
> > On Sun, Jan 28, 2007 at 11:44:38PM -0800, David Benfell wrote:
> > > Hello all,
> > >=20
> > > I am running FreeBSD 6.2 with CUPS and a printer--specifically an HP =
Color
> > > LaserJet 5500-DN--that only seems to want to print with the Gutenprin=
t port
> > > installed.
> > >=20
> > > Even with the Gutenprint port installed, I had to copy the PPD file o=
ver
> > > from a Linux laptop to get color working.
> >=20
> > You have to install the PPD file into CUPS. This can be done via
> > administration/Add Printer or Printers/Modify Printer. I used the
> > lpadmin app to add the ppd file:
> >=20
> > /usr/local/sbin/lpadmin -E -p clj2550 -v parallel:/dev/lpt0 -P clj2550.=
ppd
> >=20
> The -E option didn't work for me:
>=20
> earth# /usr/local/sbin/lpadmin -E -p home -v socket://192.168.18.20 -P /u=
sr/local/share/cups/model/custom/hp_color_LaserJet_5500.ppd=20
> lpadmin: Unable to connect to server: Bad file descriptor
>=20
> Omitting it worked, but I had to go through a cycle of enabling the print=
er
> before it claimed it accepted a request to print a test page.
>=20
> The man page for lpadmin claims both that the -E option forces encryption
> to the server and enables the printer.

Put the -E option after the -p option.
=20
> But even after all this, the test page still didn't actually print.  The
> printer just sits there blissfully unaware that it is supposed to be prin=
ting
> something.

Have a look at the logfiles, especially /var/log/cups/error_log. After a
new install I had problems because the device permissions weren't set
correctly. I've documented this on my FreeBSD page:=20
http://www.xs4all.nl/~rsmith/freebsd/index.html#parport

Roland

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