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Old 08-30-2008, 07:26 PM   #1
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printing permission problem.

Recently we migrated to RHEL4es from RH8. We are using a line printer on the server. But whenever the server is restarted the /dev/lp0 (which we use to printer) permissions are getting changed and for every reboot we have are changing the permissions by using chmod 777 /dev/lp0 through root. When we kept this command in bash profile, whenever we restart the server it is giving the error 'command not authorised chmod 777 /dev/lp0' but it is changing the /dev/lp0 permissions to 777 and without any problem we are using the printer. How to overcome the error message?
Old 08-31-2008, 04:46 AM   #2
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see in /etc/udev ...
There, you 'll be able to force access rights

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Old 09-02-2008, 12:12 PM   #3
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i saw /etc/udev there udev.conf... but i am unable to understand how to force /dev/lp0 to 777 permissions. I kept chmod 777 /dev/lp0 in /etc/profile. But Whenever i login it is giving error as i told earlier. My question is it safe to keep this command in roots bash profile. We were told that not to change roots bash profile. Is it safe or not?

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