The new cups ports seem to not recognize or I don't know how to
configure usb printers.
srandall52 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 3 18:41:33 UTC 2009
On Wed, 02 Dec 2009 08:43:06 -0600
eculp <eculp at encontacto.net> wrote:
> I haven't had a problem like this with cups in years. I updated cups
> yesterday and can no longer print, install, reinstall usb printers. In
> admin/add a printer I have no local options only:
> Other Network Printers: Internet Printing Protocol (http)
> Internet Printing Protocol (ipp)
> LPD/LPR Host or Printer
> AppSocket/HP JetDirect
> No input for discription, location, etc. The usb printers are
> recognized when connected or disconnected by the kernel.
> I am seeing this on both up to date current and 7.2 Stable. I am
> going through the documentation hoping to find the problem. If not,
> what is the best way to go back to the previous port?
I had the same problem. It looks like CUPS now uses libusb to access USB
printers. I guess that means it no longer uses devices like /dev/ulptx,
but instead (on 8.0, at least) /dev/usb/x.x.x. (I don't know about 7
stable, which I assume still has the old USB stack?)
CUPS still needs permission to access the device, but now it has to be
specified in a different place.
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