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Old 05-05-2007, 02:51 AM
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Hello everybody
I'm trying to hook up a printer to pcbsd and I'm lost.
I'm lost cause I don't know where the kernel file is that the freebsd manual refers to.
I found this....in the root folder>boot> kernel>451 executable files???
What is the one main file I need to alter to add and reconfigure my hardware settings? Or are there many kernel files that need to be altered for different hardware changes?

A little late in saying this but.....
To all of you who made pcbsd possible ..... Thank you !!!!
Excellent job !!!
Once I'm able to run a printer, scanner and go online I'm kicking Microsoft windows to the curb !!!
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Old 05-05-2007, 10:31 AM
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uhm ... "kernel"? :roll:

/boot/kernel/kernel
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/boot/kernel/kernel
...but i really don't know why do you need to know where the kernel is in matters of printing...
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Old 05-05-2007, 09:49 PM
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You should not have to screw with the Kernel to get most printers working unless you have some very special needs.

Even if you did, unless you know how to edit machine code I wouldn't toy with the kernels executable -> Fetch sources, edit sources,/config as needed, recompile kernel. If you need to 'mess with it'


What exactly are you doing?

Generally for setting up the avg printer all you should have to do is go to the control centre applet and set it up. Unless you prefer the Web interface or command line methods.
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Old 05-05-2007, 09:56 PM
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Well, this method isn`t documented or recommended, but he probobly wants to ... replace binary file of the kernel with the other one, which has his printer support compiled in itself ...
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Thank you all for responding!

I'm trying to get an epson stylus 440 printer working.

I'm not sure of the correct procedure to install a printer after pcbsd has been installed on a computer.

Reading the freebsd handbook, I seen it mentioned that lines of code needs to be inserted into a kernel file to add a printer.

And being that this is not the first time I've seen mention that lines of code needs to be inserted into a kernel file, I was poking around trying to figure out what kernel file to examine and perhaps possibly change.

Clayton
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Old 05-06-2007, 05:06 AM
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I'm not sure of the correct procedure to install a printer after pcbsd has been installed on a computer.
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KMenu -> Settings -> Control Center -> Peripherals -> Printer -> Add Printer
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I'm not sure of the correct procedure to install a printer after pcbsd has been installed on a computer.
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KMenu -> Settings -> Control Center -> Peripherals -> Printer -> Add Printer
Or just launch Konqueror web browser and type address: localhost:631
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OK I got to the printer install wizard

Here's what's happening.

Everything is connected and turned on.

The epson stylus 440 color printer is connected to the computer through a parallel cable and the wizard does not see it. I would prefer to use this printer. :cry:

We have a new cannon pixma iP1700 connected to a usb port and the wizard does see this. However when i get to the part of the wizard where I select the make and model, the ip1700 is not there so I selected the ip4000 hoping that it will work. Then I get a error "unable to load the requested driver. ..... either it does not exist or you do not have the required permission...." :?: Any suggestions here?

Does pcbsd need to interact with the internet to find drivers to install a printer? If so this coud be a problem because I have not been able to get online with pcbsd yet. (do to the location of this computer and the conditions of this household, running wires is out of the question! I had to invest in a wireless sytem for internet access and my attempts to get my wireless system to work with pcbsd have all failed)

Tia Clayton
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a quick search:
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try downloading the ppd file and follow the cups instructions. good luck.
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