CUPS, USB printers & "Permission Denied"

albi albi at
Mon Jun 26 00:56:14 UTC 2006

On Sun, 25 Jun 2006 19:28:35 -0400
"Anthony Agelastos" <iqgrande at> 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

are the permissions on /dev/ulpt0 correct ?

if the printer runs fine as root you know it's likely a

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