[Freebsd 9] [amd64] [USB] [HPLIP] what's the (new) right way to manage hplip usb-plugged printers, running Freebsd 9

Jilles Tjoelker jilles at stack.nl
Sat Oct 29 19:58:55 UTC 2011

On Sat, Oct 29, 2011 at 04:10:46PM +0200, David Marec wrote:
> So, what's should be the news group&user's rights required by HPLIP/cups 
> on FreeBSD 9 ?

> And, how to handle them with devd ?

Use devfs rules.

Pasting from http://www.stack.nl/~jilles/unix/freebsd-devfs.txt

Create or edit /etc/devfs.rules and put something like this in it:

add path 'fd0*' mode 660

See man 8 devfs for more information.

Then put in /etc/rc.conf


If you want to edit other /dev mountpoints (e.g. for jails) use
something like

devfs_set_rulesets="/usr/jails/jail1/dev=devfsrules_jail1 /usr/jails/jail2/dev=devfsrules_jail2"

Jilles Tjoelker

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