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HP Deskwriter serial?
Authored by: Thomas Kaiser on Mar 27, '03 04:02:58AM
Mike Sweet (the 'father' of CUPS) wrote the following in the
cups.development newsgroup

You'll need to add your devices to the list of serial ports that are
recognized; otherwise the scheduler will not know about the device
and won't allow you to use it...

One simple way you can add support for your serial ports is to create
a shell script in /usr/libexec/cups/backend that contains the
following (the name of the script is not critical; "serial.local",
"myserialports", etc. will all work):

     #!/bin/sh
     echo 'serial serial:/dev/tty.usbserial-FTALHZU9?baud=115200 "Unknown" "USB Serial #1"'
     echo 'serial serial:/dev/tty.usbserial-FTALHZUK?baud=115200 "Unknown" "USB Serial #2"'

Make sure the execute permissions are set
(chmod +x filename).
This script will tell the scheduler that the serial backend
supports additional devices.

HTH,

Thomas

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