cups 1.2.2 and parallel port printers

Jona Joachim jaj13 at
Thu Sep 7 06:20:05 PDT 2006

Robert Huff wrote:
> rance at writes:
>>  anybody seen this behavior before? or have a clue?
> 	I don't know if this is your problem, but I have seen similar
> issues.
> 	_In my case_, CUPS as ported does not like the permissions on
> /dev/lpt0*.  They default to "crw-------"; setting them to
> "crw-rw-rw-" makes the parallel printer appear.
> 	There should be a way to tall devfs to change those permissions
> automatically, but I haven't been able to figure it out.

You have to specify
  perm  lpt0  0666
in /etc/devfs.conf


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