A question on installing printer

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at be-well.ilk.org
Mon Mar 8 05:31:51 PST 2004

Stephen Liu <satimis at icare.com.hk> writes:

> FreeBSD 5.2
> I am now configuring printer and aware that 'MAKEDEV' has been replaced with 
> 'devfs'
> According to handbook I should run
> # ./MAKEDEV lpt0 (para port)
> whether to be replaced with
> # ./devfs -m lpt0

No, devfs should recognize the device on its own, without your having
to do anything.  Is there a /dev/lpt0 already?

Also, see "man devfs".

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