I am trying to get a Samsung ML5000a printer to work on my FreeBSD
6.2-RELEASE-p3 box. The Machine has a EPIA Mini-ITX board which has *no*
The printer only connects through a parallel port though. So I use a
cable that should be able to help me connect the parallel port of the
printer to a usb port on the EIPA Mini-ITX board. The cable (USB-PTR)
was manufactered by Maxxtro.
I am still in the early stage of setup, meaning that I even cannot print
the testpage from the CUPS webinterface. I get the "USB port busy; will
retry in 30 seconds..." message and nothing happens on the printer.
The printer is connected to /dev/unlpt0
crw-rw---- 1 root cups 0, 61 May 26 17:18 /dev/unlpt0
/var/cache/cups is writable by the cups group:
drwxrwxr-x 2 root cups 512 Apr 3 21:43 cups
I managed to get half a testpage out once (I don't know how/why?!?), so
I assume the cable would be working in theory.
If I issue 'echo test > /dev/unlpt0' I get
bash: /dev/unlpt0: Device busy
Even if cupsd is not running anymore.
Unfortunately, I could not find a solution that worked for me using
either Google or the FreeBSD mailinglist archives. There are lots of
threads describing the same or a very similar problem, but none provided
a solution for me.
If anybody could give me a hint, I would greately appreciate it. If more
information is needed, I will of course gladly provide it.
firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list
To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"