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I know it's a little late for an answer for the OP, but anyone finding this might want to check out my duplexpr project on sourceforge. It not only emulates duplex printing for non-duplex printers, but also allows you to print more than one print job at a time in a batch so that you only have to remove and reinsert the pages once for the whole batch. ...
The CUPS package only recommends the Avahi daemon, so you don't have to install (and run) it, even though it's selected for installation by default, just like strict dependencies. You can simply deselect it. The client libraries will still get installed (being strict dependencies), but those should have no effect on your system.
I have had similar troubles trying to print pdf files on a canon inkjet printer using the default viewer application in Mint 17. I know little about cups printing, but for what it's worth this is how I finally got it all working: 1 - I did a distribution update by installing Mint 17.2, not sure if this was a factor in my eventual success. 2 - I installed ...
Does CUPS not have an option for "generic serial printer"? Then point it to /dev/rfcomm0 Have you checked the rights on: /usr/lib/cups/backend/serial and /dev/rfcomm0 May only root accessible? Found this on Arch Linux Forum: (Solved) Generic Serial Printer
The error says that no default destination exists. To quote from the printcap(5) manpage: The default printer is normally lp, though the environment variable PRINTER may be used to override this. Each spooling utility supports an option, -P printer, to allow explicit naming of a destination printer. So either change the first line of your printcap ...
My guess is you need to install a Driver for your Printer on the FreeBSD machine. There are CUPS drivers available on the CANON website. There are people who do hacks to print without a driver (google turns up this http://justin.yackoski.name/winp/ ). But when there is a PPD file available i suggest to install the PPD file into cups.
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