[PC-BSD Testing] Printer won't work

Brodey Dover doverosx at gmail.com
Sun May 9 14:58:25 PDT 2010


Is  devfs_system_ruleset="localrules" set in rc.conf?

On Sun, May 9, 2010 at 5:26 PM, Jeff <dejamuse at yahoo.com> wrote:

> However...
>
> This file ulpt0, gets generated when the printer is plugged in, otherwise
> it's absent.  Every time I start the system up a new file is generated but
> with the wrong permissions.  What generates this file and how are the
> permissions set?
>
> --- On *Fri, 5/7/10, Jeff <dejamuse at yahoo.com>* wrote:
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> From: Jeff <dejamuse at yahoo.com>
>
> Subject: Re: [PC-BSD Testing] Printer won't work
> To: "PC-BSD Testing list" <testing at lists.pcbsd.org>
> Date: Friday, May 7, 2010, 1:57 PM
>
>
> Yup, 666 did it, the little devil...
>
> --- On *Thu, 5/6/10, Brodey Dover <doverosx at gmail.com>* wrote:
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>
> From: Brodey Dover <doverosx at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [PC-BSD Testing] Printer won't work
> To: "PC-BSD Testing list" <testing at lists.pcbsd.org>
> Date: Thursday, May 6, 2010, 6:34 PM
>
> Although "other" shouldn't need r and w from what I remember, 666 is the
> recommended user-level access for device in FreeBSD. Want to see if adding
> that w in other helps things along?
>
> On Thu, May 6, 2010 at 10:57 AM, Jeff <dejamuse at yahoo.com> wrote:
>
>> I forgot to mention I had changed the perms to crw-rw-r-- but it just does
>> nothing and CUPS reports the job is pending.  The file /dev/ulpt0 BTW, is
>> empty.
>>
>> Printer works fine on Windoze.
>>
>> CUPS error log didn't show anything egregious.
>>
>> CUPS reports printer status: Paused - "Finished page 2..."
>>
>>
>> --- On *Thu, 5/6/10, Kris Moore <kris at pcbsd.org>* wrote:
>>
>>
>> From: Kris Moore <kris at pcbsd.org>
>> Subject: Re: [PC-BSD Testing] Printer won't work
>> To: testing at lists.pcbsd.org
>> Date: Thursday, May 6, 2010, 4:33 AM
>>
>>
>> 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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