You'll have the mount the floppy drive first by means of the mount command.
Check out man mount for more details. To make things easier, you can edit
your /etc/fstab file and add a floppy entry there (if it isn't already
existing) here is an example:
/dev/fd0 /floppy msdosfs rw,noauto 0 0
About your printer, I'm afraid I can't really help you with that. I never got
my printer working either. Unix and printing still isn't as easy as it is
with Bill's OS.
On Tuesday 03 February 2004 04:48, William Segars wrote:
> Gentleman and Ladies:
> I am having trouble with freebsd 4.9, 5.1, and 5.2.
> Neither of them recognizes my printer or floppy drive.
> I am a BSD novice and use KDE as a graphical
> 1) I have a Canon BJC-210. I have downloaded and
> installed Cups, Aspfilter, asfilter, ghostscript etc
> and none of these recognizes my printer.
> I get this message on bootup
> ppc0: (parallel port) at port 0x378-0x37F irq 7 on ISA
> ppbus0: (parallel portbus) on ppc0
> 1pt0: (printer) on pp bus 0
> pp0: (parallel I/O) on ppbus 0
> However it doesn't seem to know my printer is there
> when I try to print.
> 2) I get this message at bootup
> fd0: (1440-kb 3.5 drive) on fdc drive 0
> However, I can't access the floppy drive. When I
> create an Icon and put the path /dev/fd/fd0. I can't
> access the floppy.
> 3) I use efax and have kdefax and tkfax as my
> My modem is configured in kde as cuaa0. Efax uses
> "modem" as a default. How can I change it to cuaa0.
> In the execution file at /usr/local/bin/fax - it has a
> line that says
> when I change it to #Dev=cuaa0 - it makes no
> The only way I have found around this is to go to
> /dev/cuaa0 (using graphical interphase) - pull it out
> to my desktop and using link application. I change
> the name to "modem" and put it back (there is now both
> a cuaa0and modem in /dev. Then I'm able to send
> faxes. However, there is no way to save this
> configuration and when I turn off my computer it
> resets to the original settings
> I have been a Linux user for many years. The
> port/packages system that BSD uses is far superior to
> RPM's or any other linux systems (with the possible
> exception of aptget for Debian which I have never
> used). I'd like to keep Freebsd as my operating
> system of choice but I need to get these problems
> Thank you in advance for your help.
> William Segars
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