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    /etc/fstab...

    Hello all,

    I am trying to get my Dell 720 printer to work in 10.04 and have followed a great instruction guide; however I am now stumped. Here is my /etc/fstab file that it tells me to put in the usbfs which I did; however when I attempt to mount the usbfs its giving me an error. Any suggestoins?

    # /etc/fstab: static file system information.
    #
    # Use 'blkid -o value -s UUID' to print the universally unique identifier
    # for a device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name
    # devices that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
    #
    # <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
    proc /proc proc nodev,noexec,nosuid 0 0
    # / was on /dev/sda1 during installation
    UUID=c05f9a32-3000-4b46-8d08-2b8eb3b9712c / ext4 errors=remount-ro 0 1
    /dev/sda5 none swap sw 0 0
    usbfs /proc/bus/usb usbfs devgid=14,devmode=0660 0 0


    error output is mount: mount point /proc/bus/usb does not exist

    Thank you in advance.

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    Re: /etc/fstab...

    Quote Originally Posted by phillyfandeal View Post
    Hello all,

    I am trying to get my Dell 720 printer to work in 10.04 and have followed a great instruction guide; however I am now stumped. Here is my /etc/fstab file that it tells me to put in the usbfs which I did; however when I attempt to mount the usbfs its giving me an error. Any suggestoins?

    # /etc/fstab: static file system information.
    #
    # Use 'blkid -o value -s UUID' to print the universally unique identifier
    # for a device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name
    # devices that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
    #
    # <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
    proc /proc proc nodev,noexec,nosuid 0 0
    # / was on /dev/sda1 during installation
    UUID=c05f9a32-3000-4b46-8d08-2b8eb3b9712c / ext4 errors=remount-ro 0 1
    /dev/sda5 none swap sw 0 0
    usbfs /proc/bus/usb usbfs devgid=14,devmode=0660 0 0


    error output is mount: mount point /proc/bus/usb does not exist

    Thank you in advance.
    usbfs is no longer supported by the kernel (not since ~2.6.31-17 IIRC) so quite a few older printers cause problems. There is a workaround, not terribly satisfactory, but usually does the job. The following commands:
    Code:
    sudo mount --bind /dev/bus /proc/bus
    sudo ln -s /sys/kernel/debug/usb/devices /proc/bus/usb/devices
    before printing should do the necessary. After printing it's probably advisable to reverse the above with:
    Code:
    sudo umount   /proc/bus
    as you may well break something else.

    H
    Last edited by anglican; May 27th, 2010 at 10:41 AM.

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    Re: /etc/fstab...

    Crap, I've been trying to mount the usbfs for the past three hours. i need to see if the HID drivers has taken over my remote with this fresh install of 2.6.31-22-generic Karmic.

    Dang, i hate updating, now I'll have to install a previous release or try and figure out how to verify that my imon driver is actually loaded of if it is the hid driver.

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    Re: /etc/fstab...

    Quote Originally Posted by speed32219 View Post
    Crap, I've been trying to mount the usbfs for the past three hours. i need to see if the HID drivers has taken over my remote with this fresh install of 2.6.31-22-generic Karmic.

    Dang, i hate updating, now I'll have to install a previous release or try and figure out how to verify that my imon driver is actually loaded of if it is the hid driver.
    I suppose it must be possible to compile a bespoke kernel with usbfs included...

    H

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