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Date:      Sun, 26 Feb 2012 18:51:48 +0100
From:      Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Cc:        Da Rock <freebsd-questions@herveybayaustralia.com.au>
Subject:   Re: Installing Samsung CLX-2160 color laser printer on USB using CUPS
Message-ID:  <20120226185148.34d9b63c.freebsd@edvax.de>
In-Reply-To: <4F497814.9000704@herveybayaustralia.com.au>
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On Sun, 26 Feb 2012 10:08:52 +1000, Da Rock wrote:
> I don't know that I can add anything to the cups discussion here, but I 
> understand you'd rather use lpr anyway. You are aware that the printer 
> will only speak splix the samsung universal driver language? So any 
> config would have to be based on that.

The foo2qpdl-wrapper program seems to support that fine.



> Once you have that working maybe you can manually add the printer in 
> cups using lpd.

Maybe? For sure! It's quite easy to do it (make entry in
/etc/printcap, create spool directories, write printer
filter one-liner "foo2qpdl-wrapper -p 2 -c" which is the
essential part). I just hope printing will be possible
from applications (Opera, OpenOffice and Gimp are the
primary candidates) afterwards. You know, many "modern"
programs _expect_ CUPS to be present, some have hardcoded
"calls" to CUPS programs, some seem to even _not_ output
PS (which should be standard), but instead PCL or whatnot.



> JIC you haven't considered this yet... HIH :)

Considered - yes, but I thought I would be able to avoid
it and use the "modern" CUPS toolkit for something simple
like printing. :-)



-- 
Polytropon
Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...



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