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On 14/04/10 08:56, NW wrote:
I have been looking at the possibility of using my one printer for all three computers at home, see other thread. Now I don't know if I have done anything silly but ..... Yesterday I couldn't print anything. Research tracked down the problem to the permissions on dev/lp0. They were rw-rw---- with user = root and group = lp. So others had no permissions. I used chmod (with sudo) to change the permissions to rw-rw-rw- and I was then able to print. Fine. Today same problem. The permissions had reverted to rw-rw----. I have changed them again. Now I don't want to have to keep running chmod every session, that is just silly and anyway it has only just started to happen. Can anyone help here please? For a start I don't understand why the new set of permissions changed back. Shouldn't my change remain fixed? Thanks Neil
I think rather than changing the permissions on /dev/lp0 you'd be better to add the relevant users to the lp group (although I don't recall having to do this, I'm pretty certain I've added users to the cups group so they can print through cups).
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