Opened 7 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

#73 closed Feature Request (fixed)

generic ugen vs. ulpt printer devices

Reported by: cackerso Owned by:
Priority: major Milestone:
Component: System Configuration Version: 1.3.4
Keywords: Cc:


I have had a hard time getting an HP 1020 printer to work with PCBSD 1.4. As I understand it HP printers use HPLIP which requires that printers are recognized as generic USB (ugen) devices not ulpt. This is discussed on a site "KDE on FreeBSD", "" The kernel for PCBSD has the ulpt device enabled.

After much work I have been convinced getting around this conflict with PCBSD is beyond my present capabilities. I have been able to recompile the kernel without ugen but I still not get the printer to work. If you care to you can look at my posts on the PCBSD forums. I am not sure how to resolve this conflict with the ugen vs. ulpt devices so I'm reporting it as a bug. It is possible to get these types of printers to work in most Linux distributions using the foo2zjs driver; I've done it several times. In fact this driver is included in the ports package for PCBSD. It only works the first time it is installed and then never after as I have documented.

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by tim

When the foo2zjs route stopped working all of a sudden, what errors is cups turning up in its logs?

You may need to increase the log level from the default setting for further insight into this problem.

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by tim

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed
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