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Re: Parallel Printer Port Problem


On Sat, 6 Jan 2001, David Reviejo wrote:

> > I chmod 0666 /dev/lp0 and it worked without su.
> Don't do this. The /dev/lp? devices are 0660 by default, with group
> "lp"; you only need to add the user who need to use the printer
> to the "lp" group (this work too for another devices: group "floppy" for
> floppys, "dialout" for serial, ...).

I you don't even have to add the user to the lp group, lpr is normally
setuid root. The user don't has to access the lp port, lpr does.

> Try using /dev/lp1, and see if this help.

No, it's /dev/lp0, see one of the other mails 'bout this thread.


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