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Date:      Tue, 05 Nov 2013 10:37:34 -0600
From:      Mark Felder <feld@FreeBSD.org>
To:        "O. Hartmann" <ohartman@zedat.fu-berlin.de>, FreeBSD Questions <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: CUPS and Epson Epson WF-3540 on FreeBSD 9.2/11.0-CURRENT
Message-ID:  <1383669454.21378.43329325.475E1FD0@webmail.messagingengine.com>
In-Reply-To: <20131102115534.71afaa03@thor.walstatt.dyndns.org>
References:  <20131102115534.71afaa03@thor.walstatt.dyndns.org>

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On Sat, Nov 2, 2013, at 4:55, O. Hartmann wrote:
> 
> I'm about to purchase the Epson WF-3540DTWF and need to know whether
> this printer is also capacle of being run on FreeBSD.
> 
> What I can see so far on www.openprinting.org is that Epson offers
> Linux BLOB drivers, wrapped as RPM or Debian DEB packages. There is no
> mentioning of FreeBSD or any other UNIXiod OS but Linux.
> 
> It is also mentioned on the www.sane-project.org website, that this
> specific printer's scanner is working with Xsane/sane front- and
> backend, but it is, again, Linux via the binary, non-free/open driver.
> 
> My question is whether I have a chance to get this printer run on
> FreeBSD as well. I intend to attach the printer as a network printer
> via a FreeBSD 11.0-CURRENT CUPS 1.5.2 server.
> 
> Any advice or suggestion will be appreciated.
> 
> Oliver
> 

I don't think it's likely you'll find this working. I'd suggest you find
a printer that can natively speak postscript and works with SANE without
a proprietary driver. It's getting hard to find printers that can do
this, though.



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