generic ugen vs. ulpt printer devices
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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", "http://freebsd.kde.org/howtos/hplip.php" 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.