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Re: Couple of problems here... ;)

At Thu, 16 Oct 2003 10:58:08 -0400,
Roberto Sanchez wrote:
> Martin Hooper wrote:

> > Using Woody 3.0r0 here...
> > 
> > First Problem USB Printing using CUPS
> > 
> > I have a HOWTO which tells me how to set up CUPS with a
> > parallel port printer but I have a USB printer.  In the CUPS
> > web setup I can add a printer but when I try to print the
> > test page I get the following error:
> > 
> > Unable to open USB port device file "/dev/usb/lp0": No such
> > device
> > 
> > How do I tell which port device to use?  Also can anyone
> > point me to a HOWTO for setting up CUPS and a USB device The
> > error message pops up whenever I change the USB Printer
> > #<Whatever>
> > 
> > /var/log/dmesg seems to indicate that the USB ports and the
> > things that are connected to it are detected at boot.  I have
> > a Microsoft Steering wheel as well as my printer.  I am using
> > a stock bf24 kernel from the install disc.
> > 
> Oddly enough, I solved this problem my making sure the printer
> was plugged to the computer and turned on *before* turning on
> the computer.

I believe you can achieve the same effect by just turning on the
printer, then invoking as root:

/etc/init.d/cupsys restart

You might also need to "Start" the printer via:


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