Subject: Re: Cups with parallel port
To: Jeremy C. Reed <>
From: Julio Merino <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 10/01/2002 10:10:42
On Mon, 30 Sep 2002 18:45:00 -0700 (PDT)
"Jeremy C. Reed" <> wrote:

> On 23 Feb 2002, Julio Merino wrote:
> > The problem is that CUPS doesn`t show the parallel port in the list
> > of available connections...
> Replying to old message:
> Did you ever find a solution for this problem?
> I saw suggested ideas of using /dev/lpa0 or manually entering
> parallel:/dev/lpt0, but that doesn't work for me:
>   lpadmin: add-printer failed: client-error-not-possible
> (because parallel is not even in allowed devices).

I tried this too, but no luck. In FreeBSD, I got the same problem if I
powered on the computer with the printer off. Although, booting the 
system with the printer on, cups did show the lpt port.


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