Subject: Re: USB printers?
To: Jukka Marin <>
From: Lennart Augustsson <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/11/1999 16:36:10
Jukka Marin wrote:

> On Wed, Nov 10, 1999 at 11:54:43PM -0800, Jason Thorpe wrote:
> >  Jukka Marin <> wrote:
> >  > Does NetBSD support USB printers like HP DeskJet 970C?  If so, is the
> >  > support in NetBSD-release already?
> > There is the "ulpt" driver... I'd guess this is a "yes" (hopefully,
> > it's not a WinPrinter...)
> No, it supports PCL 3+ and is reported to work with GhostScript..  That's
> why I'm interested in it.  I have no use for printers that required win
> or win printer drivers to work..
> I assume using USB for a printer is faster and less CPU intensive than
> using the PC parallel port?

That should be the case.  But even the ordinary printer port seems not
to generate too much load.

The ulpt driver works for me, and other people, and all printers and printer
cables I've seen actually follow the standard.  So there is good hope. :)


        -- Lennart