On Monday 02 December 2002 05:13, Bernd Walter wrote:
On Sun, Aug 25, 2002 at 11:36:15PM -0600, John Nielsen wrote:
Are there plans to add USB support for HP's newer printers to FreeBSD?
Specificially, the OfficeJets and the LaserJet 1200? They use a
new/different/broken USB interface so they're just recognized as ugen
devices at the moment..
Can you tell details about the difference?
Not really. Pretty much everything I know I learned from corresponding with
David Paschal on the hpoj-devel mailing list (see hpoj.sourceforge.net).
If Geocrawler ever comes back up today you can browse the list. See the
thread "FreeBSD howto?" starting August 26 2002. Here is a quote from Mr.
Paschal in one of those e-mails:
"Hi, John. The LaserJet 1200 advertises several alternate settings for the
printer-class interface: 7/1/3 (for IEEE 1284.4 packets, the "new and
different USB interface" you mentioned), 7/1/2 (bidirectional raw print
data), and 7/1/1 (unidirectional raw print data). If you can somehow
convince the ulpt driver to bind to 7/1/2 or 7/1/1 rather than just blindly
binding to the first alternate setting it finds, then that should be all you
The above quote is in reference to getting printing (and only printing) to
work on an LJ 1200. For full functionality, you'd need to do a bit more.
I think the hpoj project was leaning towards a cross-platform userland
solution (hack?) rather than doing kernel mods on several different
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