Fixed Mint12 parallel port not found in cups.

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stanley82
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Fixed Mint12 parallel port not found in cups.

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In cups adding my old Epson stylus color 660 failed as add printer did not give a lp type parallel port option.
http://www.vmware.com/support/ws5/doc/w ... #wp1064410
had info and I did a
sudo gedit /etc/group
and change the line starting with lp tobe lp::7:daemon,lp,myname (change myname to yourname)
after that I restarted the machine and bingo added the printer. Hope this helps any other lost souls. Ian.
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Re: Fixed Mint12 parallel port not found in cups.

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Re: Fixed Mint12 parallel port not found in cups.

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I've done this on Mint 13, 15 and debian mint, only way I could get parallel port to show up in cups/add printer.
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Re: Fixed Mint12 parallel port not found in cups.

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Somehow this got lost from my post?
http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.p ... 74#p545974
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