Subject: Re: usb printers?
To: Alfred Perlstein <>
From: Lennart Augustsson <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 02/25/2002 01:08:49
Alfred Perlstein wrote:

> * Jared D. McNeill <> [020224 13:12] wrote:
> > > Anyone using a usb printer (ulpt) on recent NetBSD?  Is it working ok?
> >
> > Yep, I have an Apollo 2150U (not sure on the exact model off-hand). It
> > works relatively well with the alternate ulpt device (/dev/ulpn0? I'm not
> > 100% on the device name, check i386's MAKEDEV on -current).
> >
> > Every once in a while lpd seizes and the print queue doesn't get printed
> > until I reboot, but other than that it works fine.
> thank you very much, it's somewhat important that I find a BSD
> with a working USB printer driver so that I can port over the
> HP Linux USB printer stuff.

I'm using ulpt and I don't have any problems.

> I guess I should look myself but since you're around... how does
> one choose the "alternate" printer driver instead of the "standard"
> one?  Is there some special option?

Just have the alternate driver return a higher match value and it will be


        -- Lennart