Serial printer problems

Carlos Barros barros001 at
Mon Sep 4 12:26:56 UTC 2006

Well, i got it by myself, and if anyone are having the same problem,
here goes the answer:

the defult cups instalation does not include the link for serial backend
in /usr/lib/cups/backend. to solve this:

$ cd /usr/lib/cups/backend
$ sudo ln -s ../backend-available/serial .
$ sudo /etc/init.d/cupsys restart

Carlos Barros

On 9/1/06, Carlos Barros <barros001 at> wrote:
> HI list..
> I'm trying to install a Raw serial printer in my kubuntu but I'm
> having problems. First, the serial port is not detected
> by the printer instalation wizard, but I'm able to specify
> the device "by hand", typing serial:/dev/ttyS0.. It warns me
> that this devices was not auto-detected and continues.. Then
> I selelct the driver (Raw mode), put a name and when I hit finish,
> I get a error message saying it was not possible to add the new
> printer.. I've a already installeld paralell printer that works just fine..
> I think it is something about the serial port not being detected...
> any hints??
> regards,
> Carlos Barros

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