Anthony Agelastos wrote:

On Jun 25, 2006, at 9:05 PM, Micah wrote:

Anthony Agelastos wrote:
Hello and thank you for the very quick reply.
On Jun 25, 2006, at 7:34 PM, albi wrote:
On Sun, 25 Jun 2006 19:28:35 -0400
"Anthony Agelastos" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> 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 ?
I have no idea what it is supposed to be.
%ls -l /dev/ulpt0
crw-r--r--  1 root  operator    0,  68 Jun 25 19:01 /dev/ulpt0

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

What's the best way to run it as root? When I log into the CUPS web interface as root and try to print a test page, it gives me the message I posted above. If, as root, I try to print a Postscript file via lp, it does nothing. Thank you all again for your assistance._______________________________________________

I had the same problem. chown ulpt0 to group cups and add group write. That will fix it. I added the following to /etc/devfs.rules to make the fix permanent:
I did

chgrp cups /dev/ulpt0
chmod g+w /dev/ulpt0

add path 'unlpt*' mode 0660 group cups
add path 'ulpt*' mode 0660 group cups
I did not have a /etc/devfs.rules file, so I copied /etc/defaults/devfs.rules to /etc/devfs.rules and added what you suggested at the bottom of it.

Don't forget to restart devfs.
When I do
/etc/rc.d/devfs restart
it seems like nothing happens. So, I rebooted my machine and the group was back to operator. What am I doing wrong? Thank you so much for your assistance with this.

Oops, I've had a custom devfs.rules for so long that I forgot that you need the following in rc.conf:


I would also create a new /etc/devfs.rules that only has the three lines as shown above since that's pretty close to what mine has. I'm not sure what all the hide/unhide stuff in the default rules does. Issuing a /etc/rc.d/devfs restart /should/ cause ownership and permissions to change - at least it did for me. You can always unplug the USB cable or power-cycle the printer to test it.

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