[BL] USB printer/keyboard/mouse in BL3.4, was Re: onboard video causes 'attempt to access beyond end of device' in loop linux
davidjmoberg at gmail.com
Wed Sep 27 18:56:21 EDT 2006
sindi keesan wrote:
> What exactly would be required to add USB printing capabilities to BL3.4?
Insert the standard USB modules (usbcore and one of: usb-uhci uhci
usb-ohci), and then insmod printer.o (USB printer driver). Make the
USB printer device:
mknod usblp0 c 180 0
(mknod usblp1 c 180 1 and so forth if you have two printers.)
A USB printer attached to /dev/usblp0 works like the same printer
would if it were attached to /dev/lp0 (parallel port).
> I know I need a printcap
For lpd (print spooler).
> (for a Lexmark - is this Epson compatible?).
What model of Lexmark?
You will usually need to look up the model by searching the Internet
or the printer database at linux-printing.org. Then to print
postscript files, most printers require the use of ghostscript and its
printer filters (to convert ps to the printer's format).
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