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Hello, I have a problem with installing printer on my Debian.I haven't got my printer port in /dev (/dev/lp0).How can I fix it? Can somebody help me?...
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    No printer port in /dev


    Hello,
    I have a problem with installing printer on my Debian.I haven't got my printer port in /dev (/dev/lp0).How can I fix it?
    Can somebody help me?

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    Making device for printer lp0

    Hi,

    If you have installed from a distro, something has got fouled up for such a basic device to be missing. Consider a reinstallation.

    If that isn't an option

    First check for the script /dev/MAKEDEV . If that exists use it to make your device as it will sort out major and minor nos for you.

    Otherwise you should be able to use from terminal as root:-
    "mknod -m 666 /dev/lp0 c 6 0" to create /dev/lp0

    for /dev/lp1 replace both 0's in above with 1's

    regards

    Melee

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    you could use udev if you have kernel 2.6 and then it would be dynamically loaded at bootup. i'm using it on my gentoo box and it seems to work pretty good.

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    thanks,it helped!

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