[PC-BSD Testing] Printer won't work

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.org
Thu May 6 01:33:37 PDT 2010

On 05/06/2010 10:19, Jeff wrote:
> I had a Canon i550 working fine in PCBSD 7.1 but it fails to work in 8.0.
> Used the CUPS facility to find this USB printer but it didn't find 
> it.  Manually installed it using the BJC-8200 Gutenprint driver I've 
> used before.
> Then trying to print via OO resulted in CUPS reporting a permission 
> error: "Unable to open device file: /dev/ulpt0 Permission denied":
> Permissions are: crw-r--r--.  What does the 'c' mean? User is 'root', 
> group is 'operator'.
> Tried using the PCBSD printer facility and got nowhere. Can't print 
> test page either.
> Any idea how to troubleshoot this?
> ...Jeff
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The "c" means character device. You can try running "chmod 666" 
/dev/utlp0, and check the perms again, should be writable now.

If that works, we'll need to check /etc/devfs.rules, utlp0 is already 
supposed to be setperm "666", but it may be failing :(

Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software

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