On Wed, Apr 23, 2008 at 4:53 AM, David Reedy Jr <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> On Tuesday 22 April 2008 10:40:25 am Roland Smith wrote: > > On Tue, Apr 22, 2008 at 10:08:37AM -0500, David Reedy Jr wrote: > > > > IICR, the print device should belong to the cups group. At least, > > > > that's my working setup. > > > > > > > > I have the following in /etc/devfs.conf: > > > > > > > > # Give cups printer access > > > > own lpt0 root:cups > > > > perm lpt0 0660 > > > > > > Thanks for the info. This didn't actually fix the problem, but I > > > know it was needed since I read somewhere that everything that > > > cupsd spawns runs as cups. > > > > > > What I ended up doing was resetting my cupsd.conf to default and > > > redid my settings. I must have had a typo in there somewhere before > > > because as soon as I restarted cupsd after making the changes, the > > > parallel and usb ports suddenly became available as devices for the > > > printer. > > > > It happens. :-) > > > > > I had previously selected lpd and then manually specified the uri > > > as parallel:/dev/lpt0. > > > > > > The laser on the parallel port is now working fine. > > > > Good. > > > > > I also went ahead > > > and setup my deskjet on usb:/dev/ulpt0. Print test pages get marked > > > as completed but nothing actually comes out of the printer. Still > > > trying to figure that one out. > > > > Have a look at the cups logfiles in /var/log/cups. They should give > > you some pointers. You'll probably need to set the device permissions > > for ulpt in devfs.rules, not devfs.conf! > > > I got the rules setup in devfs.rules, no problem. When I turn on the > printer it's detected... > > ulpt0: <HP Deskjet 3840, class 0/0, rev 2.00/1.00, addr 2> on uhub0 > ulpt0: using bi-directional mode > > and things get set right permission-wise... > > crw-rw---- 1 root cups 0, 88 Apr 22 21:20 /dev/ulpt0 > > according to /var/log/cups/error_log it prints... > > I [22/Apr/2008:21:20:03 -0500] > Started "/usr/local/libexec/cups/cgi-bin/printers.cgi" (pid=756) > I [22/Apr/2008:21:20:03 -0500] [Job 47] Adding start banner page "none". > I [22/Apr/2008:21:20:03 -0500] [Job 47] Adding job file of type > application/postscript. > I [22/Apr/2008:21:20:03 -0500] [Job 47] Adding end banner page "none". > I [22/Apr/2008:21:20:03 -0500] [Job 47] Queued on "inkjet" by "root". > I [22/Apr/2008:21:20:03 -0500] [Job 47] Started > filter /usr/local/libexec/cups/filter/pstops (PID 757) > I [22/Apr/2008:21:20:03 -0500] [Job 47] Started > filter /usr/local/libexec/cups/filter/pstoraster (PID 758) > I [22/Apr/2008:21:20:03 -0500] [Job 47] Started > filter /usr/local/libexec/cups/filter/rastertohp (PID 759) > I [22/Apr/2008:21:20:03 -0500] [Job 47] Started > backend /usr/local/libexec/cups/backend/usb (PID 760) > I [22/Apr/2008:21:20:06 -0500] > Started "/usr/local/libexec/cups/cgi-bin/printers.cgi" (pid=761) > I [22/Apr/2008:21:20:06 -0500] [Job 47] Completed successfully. > I [22/Apr/2008:21:20:17 -0500] > Started "/usr/local/libexec/cups/cgi-bin/printers.cgi" (pid=762) > > but the job disappears into some sort of black hole. Nothing prints. > Printer just sits there peacefully doing nothing. > > From printers.conf for this printer... > > <Printer inkjet> > Info HP DeskJet 3845 > Location Bottom > DeviceURI usb:/dev/ulpt0 > State Idle > StateTime 1208917161 > Accepting Yes > Shared Yes > JobSheets none none > QuotaPeriod 0 > PageLimit 0 > KLimit 0 > AllowUser root > AllowUser davidrjr > OpPolicy default > ErrorPolicy stop-printer > </Printer> > > If anybody has additional insight, I'd sure appreciate it. > > Dave > > > Roland > > > _______________________________________________ > firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to " > [EMAIL PROTECTED]" > IIRC, you should be able to actually write echo "something" >> /dev/ulpt0 and it should print? Might be useful for testing and stuff. Anyway, after a quick bit of googling around for your problem (I've had CUPS problems many times in the past myself and I know how hard it can be) I found this: Here is a workaround: In printers.conf () you will probably find a line like this: DeviceURI usb:/dev/ulpt0 change usb: to file:, so that it looks something like this: DeviceURI file:/dev/ulpt0 Then restart cups. Cups will not read any status information from the printer, but at least it can print. Be warned about unknown side effects. :) Jan-Espen Pettersen ( http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-questions/2006-June/125703.html) Christian Zachariasen _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"