Subject: Re: USB lpt and NOPRIME
To: Johnny C. Lam <>
From: Jason R Thorpe <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 02/08/2001 12:07:10
On Thu, Feb 08, 2001 at 01:59:09PM -0500, Johnny C. Lam wrote:

 > In response to an inquiry about the USB printer code in CUPS, Michael
 > Sweet, the primary author of CUPS notes:
 > The FreeBSD USB printer driver resets the USB printer on open,
 > unless you use the "unlptN" device.  This reset prevents some
 > printers from receiving the first bytes of the print job, which
 > then causes lots of spew... :(

Hm, I notice this with my Lexmark E310... Why do we reset the printer
on open, anyway?

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>