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Old 1st March 2011
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Default lpr printer setup

I'm struggling with setting up and HP 5L laserjet on a trendnet print server.
I have the printserver assigned a static address that works in cups.
The server name is
with port name
My /etc/hosts
Quote: PS-8B4C0D
My /etc/hosts.lpd
One thing I am confused by is the gutenprint driver is supposed to have a builtin ghostscript filter. I have ghostscript, foomatic-filters and foomatic-db installed. The pkg-readme for foomatic-filters suggests a printcap line if=/usr/local/bin/foomatic-rip: but I'm not sure I need this if the driver
has a builtin filter?

When I #lpc start hp5l I get an error message that it cannot connect.
I tried generating a printcap with apsfilter but am not clear on the fields rm and rp (tried numerous iterations). I tried editing the printcap in /usr/local/share/doc/pkg-readmes/foomatic-filters (from C64 to HP 5L) and found two pertinent posts in this forum, both on local lpt printers.

Penultimate question: Since it is a remote printer I would not think there would be any permission issues (I am a member of wheel).

Ultimate question: Any one have a printcap that is close to my configuration they can post?

Thanks in advance

Last edited by shep; 1st March 2011 at 11:30 PM. Reason: added /etc/hosts.lpd
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