Printing on a USB printer

If you've attached a USB printer to your machine and started the USB stack and devu-prn as described in "USB devices" in the Connecting Hardware chapter, you need to start an instance of spooler to manage it.

Note: QNX Neutrino doesn't currently enumerate USB printers.

To set up your USB printer, do the following:

  1. Create /usr/spool/output/device, where device is the device that devu-prn created for the printer (e.g., usbpar0).
  2. Start spooler, specifying the printer's device. For example:
    spooler -d /dev/usbpar0

    Your printer should now appear in /dev/printers.