The new cups ports seem to not recognize usb printers on FreeBSD 7.2-STABLE

Steve Randall srandall52 at
Fri Dec 4 21:07:35 UTC 2009

On Fri, 04 Dec 2009 12:49:10 -0600
eculp <eculp at> wrote:

> At the end of this email I'm referencing a previous email that I sent  
> about this before checking if the problem was the new BSD stack and it  
> appears that it is.  I just checked with my FreeBSD 9.0-CURRENT laptop  
> and it finds the USB printer perfectly and prints as expected. It  
> would seem that I'm going to have to upgrade all my 7.2-STABLE servers  
> to either 8.0 or 9.0 that all have usb printers that are being shared  
> by others through cups. I assume that either of the two would be  
> equally problematic.  I hadn't wanted to upgrade just yet but now I  
> see little choice.  I've almost always run current on them and upgrade  
> less than on my laptop and have never had any major problem since 4.0  
> or maybe before.  That makes my upgrading seamless although a bit risky.

I took me some time, but I can confirm that the new CUPS does not see
USB printers on a GENERIC 7.2 kernel. It does, however, if you delete
the ulpt driver from the kernel. Which you don't need anymore anyway.


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