Chapter 11 Printing

Table of Contents
11.1 Synopsis
11.2 Introduction
11.3 Basic Setup
11.4 Advanced Printer Setup
11.5 Using Printers
11.6 Alternatives to the Standard Spooler
11.7 Troubleshooting
Contributed by Sean Kelly. Restructured and updated by Jim Mock.

11.1 Synopsis

FreeBSD can be used to print to 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 who's printout is who's, and more.

After reading this chapter, you will know:

Before reading this chapter, you should:

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