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Old 05-24-2007, 12:57 AM   #1
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Question Parallel Port in VMWare - ppdev/lp/chmod

Hi! I'm running VMWare on Kubuntu hosting a Windows XP installation. I needed to run a program that uses the parallel port, and after a series of problems, I managed to get it working.

I did it by:

- loading ppdev module
- unloading lp module
- giving rw rights to my non-root user by doing
'chmod a+rw /dev/parport0'

The problem is that I seem to have to do this every time I want to use the port in VMWare... I don't need the port for anything else in Linux, so I'd like this configuration to 'stay'.

I tried commenting the line 'lp' in /etc/modules and adding the line 'ppdev'. This would make ppdev load at startup but, dunno why, /dev/lp0 is also created until I do a 'rmmod lp'.
Even after this, I have to do the 'chmod...' for the port to work.

Is there anything I can do to make this configuration fixed?
Plz excuse my English...


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