# fuser /dev/parport0 - returns nothing at all.
However, I discovered that CUPS is running... So, I turned it off and VMware works now. But, when CUPS is off I can't print from Linux. That's sucks.
Is that possible to run both CUPS and VMware?...
Originally posted by mindnumbed
well, first of all, find out what other program is using it (as root):
# fuser /dev/parport0
this will return a PID (or a list of PIDs). You can then do
$ ps 1234
(where 1234 is the PID or list of PIDs seperated by spaces)
this will find out what program is using the device. you can then close it down to free it. If that doesn't work you can manually kill the processes:
WARNING if you kill important system processes you could crash your computer. however you won't permanently kill it.
$ kill 1234