# Samsung CLP-315W on NetBSD
is a low-end color laser printer, featuring USB, Ethernet, and wireless
access. It works on NetBSD. A brief HOWTO follows.
For initial configuration, I used a NetBSD host and standard [[!template
id=man name="dhcpd" section="8"]]. The printer provides its own HTTP server
from which all standard configuration options are available. Also IEEE
802.11 worked with a NetBSD router. But unfortunately, a local host is
still required as the printer only speaks a non-standard format language.
is a prerequisite. This is available from [[!template id=man name="pkgsrc"
# cd /usr/pkgsrc/foomatic-filters
# make install package clean
Samsung uses a special QPDL wire protocol, supported by
[foo2qpdl](http://foo2qpdl.rkkda.com/). For installation, fetch the
sources and compile:
$ cd /tmp
$ ftp http://foo2zjs.rkkda.com/foo2zjs.tar.gz
# tar xvfz foo2zjs.tar.gz
$ cd foo2zjs
If you have problems with the compilation, check the `Makefile` for odd
`CFLAGS` possibly not yet supported by the NetBSD's [[!template id=man
name="cc" section="1"]]. After having the sources successfully compiled,
the required files were organized to `/usr/local`. From the compiled
sources only the following are required:
# mkdir -p /usr/local/bin
# cp foo2qpdl /usr/local/bin
# cp foo2qpdl-wrapper /usr/local/bin
# cp foo2zjs /usr/local/bin
# cp foo2zjs-pstops /usr/local/bin
Note the permissions:
# chown root:wheel /usr/local/bin/foo*
# chmod 0555 /usr/local/bin/foo*
I used the following as the [PostScript printer
(PPD) file. In order to avoid wasting the color toner cartridges, two
separate files for monochrome and color setup were used:
# mkdir -p /usr/local/share
# cd /tmp/foo2zjs/PPD
# cp Samsung-CLP-310.ppd /usr/local/share/samsung-mono.ppd
# cp Samsung-CLP-310.ppd /usr/local/share/samsung-color.ppd
# chown root:wheel /usr/local/share/*
# chmod 0444 /usr/local/share/samsung*
By default, the used PPD file does not use colors. This was solved by
editing the `samsung-color.ppd` file:
# diff -ur Samsung-CLP-310.ppd /usr/local/share/samsung-color.ppd
--- Samsung-CLP-310.ppd 2011-03-08 09:01:45.000000000 +0200
+++ samsung-color.ppd 2011-03-12 11:02:17.000000000 +0200
@@ -98,7 +98,7 @@
*OpenUI *ColorMode/Color Mode: PickOne
*FoomaticRIPOption ColorMode: enum CmdLine A
*OrderDependency: 120 AnySetup *ColorMode
*ColorMode Color/Color: "%% FoomaticRIPOptionSetting: ColorMode=Color"
*FoomaticRIPOptionSetting ColorMode=Color: "-c "
*ColorMode Monochrome/Monochrome: "%% FoomaticRIPOptionSetting:
The following network setup was used: one host named `print.lan` was
dedicated to forward the printing requests to the printer or `printer.lan`.
This way all hosts inside the LAN can easily use the printer. Two entries
were required for the [[!template id=man name="printcap" section="5"]] file:
# Color (default; just 'lpr').
# Monochrome ('lpr -P lpm').
The clients can access the `print.lan` host by using:
# We have a CNAME record for the printer host inside LAN.
Finally, enable [[!template id=man name="lpd" section="8"]] in
[[!template id=man name="rc.conf" section="5"]]:
lpd_flags="-r -n 2"
The output quality is relatively good. There are no visible differences
compared to the output with Windows and Samsung's own drivers.
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