Chapter 10 Printing

Table of Contents
10.1 Synopsis
10.2 Introduction
10.3 Basic Setup
10.4 Advanced Printer Setup
10.5 Using Printers
10.6 Alternatives to the Standard Spooler
10.7 Troubleshooting
Contributed by Sean Kelly. Restructured and updated by Jim Mock.

10.1 Synopsis

FreeBSD can be used to print with a wide variety of printers, from the oldest impact printer to the latest laser printers, and everything in between, allowing you to produce high-quality printed output from the applications you run.

FreeBSD can also be configured to act as a print server on a network; in this capacity FreeBSD can receive print jobs from a variety of other computers, including other FreeBSD computers, Windows® and Mac OS® hosts. FreeBSD will ensure that one job at a time is printed, and can keep statistics on which users and machines are doing the most printing, produce banner pages showing whose printout is whose, and more.

After reading this chapter, you will know:

Before reading this chapter, you should: