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Date:      Wed, 26 Jan 2011 22:59:16 +0330
From:      Bahman Kahinpour <>
To:, Warren Block <>
Subject:   ulpt0 Not Recognized! (HP LaserJet P1102)
Message-ID:  <>

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Your guide was very advantageous (thanks a lot) and also I downloaded
some of your other guides. So far I understood that the data port for
a USB printer becomes /dev/ulpt0 instead of /dev/lpt0 which is for a
PARALLEL printer. But, when I turn on my HP printer there is no
/dev/ulpt0 while the printer is recognized on the USB bus (checked
with usbconfig).

Then, the problem is: What should I do so that lpt0 appears in /dev or
a HP printer. (I don't really like fancy features of CUPS and HPLIP) I
simply need printing!

Thanks for help

On 1/26/11, Warren Block <> wrote:
> On Wed, 26 Jan 2011, Bahman Kahinpour wrote:
>> How can I print to a HP printer without installing HPLIP? I know the
>> exact filter needed to print to the printer (foo2zjs according to
>> If it were PARALLEL or SERIAL I could use the
>> handbook but handbook doesn't have any info. about printing to a USB
>> printer.
> The only difference is the device, using /dev/ulpt0 or /dev/unlpt0.  My
> "lpd Printing With FreeBSD" demonstrates:
> But a foo2zjs printer may require a firmware download before it is even
> detected as a printer, and then foo2zjs probably requires CUPS.  There
> are some threads on that may help.

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