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[SOLVED] a fix for my Intermittent USB printer

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http://ubuntuforums.org – After upgrading to 10.04 (maybe 10.10) printing to my HP Laserjet 6L became intermittent. On very rare occations it worked. It is connected via a Belkin USB to parallel lead. The computer is currently running 11.10. After 18 months of trying this and that, the following fixed it for me: lsusb displays: Bus 002 Device 004: ID 050d:0002 Belkin Components sudo chmod a+w /dev/bus/usb/002/004 and it is fixed! at least right now it is. Apparently if I make "lp" the group, and add write access to the group: there is no need to chmod again. ...someone elses example: ~$ (Hardware)