CUPS, USB printers & "Permission Denied"

Anthony Agelastos iqgrande at
Mon Jun 26 00:04:14 UTC 2006

On Jun 25, 2006, at 7:35 PM, John Nielsen wrote:

> On Sunday 25 June 2006 19:28, Anthony Agelastos wrote:
>> I updated CUPS and I cannot print to my USB laser printer. The web
>> interface shows the following:
>> hp_LaserJet_1160Le (Default Printer) "Unable to open USB device
>> "usb:/dev/ulpt0": Permission denied"
>>     Description: Hewlett-Packard LaserJet 1160Le
>> Location: Den
>> Make and Model: HP LaserJet 1160 Foomatic/hpijs (recommended)
>> Printer State: stopped, accepting jobs, published.
>> Device URI: usb:/dev/ulpt0
>> Doing a `dmesg | grep ulpt0`, I get
>> ulpt0: Hewlett-Packard hp LaserJet 1160 series, rev 1.10/1.00,  
>> addr 2,
>> iclass 7/1
>> ulpt0: using bi-directional mode
>> The printer itself works (I plugged it directly into my MacBook  
>> and it
>> printed fine). To ensure it wasn't an awkward build error, I issued a
>> `portupgrade -fR cups`
>> and rebuilt it and everything it is dependent upon. Does anyone  
>> else have
>> any ideas? I am running an early 6.1-STABLE (FreeBSD
>> 6.1-RELEASE FreeBSD 6.1-RELEASE #0: Sat May 13 01:04:32 EDT 2006
>> root at  i386).
> Just a "me too" so far with an el cheapo Lexmark USB laser printer  
> (E210).
> Are you using the foomatic script? I am, with a PPD from  
I am not sure, actually (it was so long ago, I do not remember how I  
got it working). I installed hpijs and "Make and Model" mentions  
Foomatic/hpijs, so perhaps. I am sorry I could not be of more  
assistance with this question.

> I'm going to try backing up and blowing away my etc/cups dir, re- 
> updating
> the port, reinstalling foomatic and my ppd, and see if that makes any
> difference. I'll post whatever I learn.
Thank you for posting your findings and for your quick reply.
> JN

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