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Re: [vox-tech] Ubuntu - Configuring Printers
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Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> Hi all,
> Newly installed Kubuntu 9.04.  So far, everything has gone very smoothly.
> Getting my printer to print is the first snag.
> I have a parallel port HP LaserJet 6MP.  I have the working /etc/printcap
> file from my previous Debian installation, but I'd like to set up the
> printer using the Kubuntu Way.  I noticed Kubuntu comes with cups.
> What is the Kubuntu Way of configuring a printer?
> The correct modules are loaded:
>    # lsmod | grep par
>    parport_pc             40100  1
>    parport                42220  3 lp,ppdev,parport_pc
> The proper device file is being created by udev:
>    # ll /dev/lp0
>    crw-rw---- 1 root lp 6, 0 2009-09-28 01:54 /dev/lp0
> The printer appears to be recognized at boot-time:
>    parport_pc 00:08: reported by Plug and Play ACPI
>    parport0: PC-style at 0x378 (0x778), irq 7, using FIFO [PCSPP,TRISTATE,COMPAT,ECP]
>    ppdev: user-space parallel port driver
>    lp0: using parport0 (interrupt-driven).
> However, weird stuff happens later on in boot-up:
>    ppdev0: registered pardevice
>    ppdev0: unregistered pardevice
>    lp0: ECP mode
>    ppdev0: registered pardevice
>    ppdev0: negotiated back to compatibility mode because user-space forgot
>    ppdev0: unregistered pardevice
>    type=1503 audit(1254449721.984:5): operation="sysctl" requested_mask="::r"
>       denied_mask="::r" fsuid=7 name="/proc/sys/crypto/fips_enabled" pid=29213
>       profile="/usr/sbin/cupsd"
>    ppdev0: registered pardevice
>    ppdev0: unregistered pardevice
>    (repeats this a few times)
> I don't appear to have EPP mode:
>    # cat /proc/sys/dev/parport/parport0/modes
> But none of this may matter; I'm not sure.  How does one configure a printer
> under Ubuntu 9.04?
> Thanks!
> Pete
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