[PC-BSD Testing] Printer won't work

Brodey Dover doverosx at gmail.com
Sun May 9 17:20:14 PDT 2010


Perhaps you can add your rule to /etc/devfs.conf, this file is checked each
boot up.

On Sun, May 9, 2010 at 7:11 PM, Jeff <dejamuse at yahoo.com> wrote:

> devfs_system_ruleset="devfsrules_common"
>
> --- On *Sun, 5/9/10, 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: Sunday, May 9, 2010, 5:58 PM
>
>
> Is  devfs_system_ruleset="localrules" set in rc.conf?
>
> On Sun, May 9, 2010 at 5:26 PM, Jeff <dejamuse at yahoo.com<http://mc/compose?to=dejamuse@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<http://mc/compose?to=dejamuse@yahoo.com>
>> >* wrote:
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>> From: Jeff <dejamuse at yahoo.com <http://mc/compose?to=dejamuse@yahoo.com>>
>>
>> Subject: Re: [PC-BSD Testing] Printer won't work
>> To: "PC-BSD Testing list" <testing at lists.pcbsd.org<http://mc/compose?to=testing@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<http://mc/compose?to=doverosx@gmail.com>
>> >* wrote:
>>
>>
>> From: Brodey Dover <doverosx at gmail.com<http://mc/compose?to=doverosx@gmail.com>
>> >
>> Subject: Re: [PC-BSD Testing] Printer won't work
>> To: "PC-BSD Testing list" <testing at lists.pcbsd.org<http://mc/compose?to=testing@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
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