I have tried for a long time to run cups on my WD MyBook World Ed (white light), but it won't work!
Yesterday I managed to compile the usblp.ko module on my Ubuntu Box and copied it to my MBWE. (The module usblp, I think, is needed for the linux printing support, right?)
After loading the module I have some new devices in /dev/
/dev/usblp0 /dev/usb/lp0 /dev/usb/lp1 . . /dev/usb/lp7
and lsusb say:
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 04f9:0027 Brother Industries, Ltd
If I send some ASCII Code to the printer-device (echo Hallo > /dev/usblp0), the printer makes only some noises but doesn't print anything. I think this is because my printer (Brother HL-2030) doesn't support direkt ASCII printing.
I also set the device-permission to user root and group lp and changed the cupsd.conf
4 -rw-r--r-- 1 root lp 6 Sep 7 11:46 usblp0
But cups won't find my printer in the web interface!
What else can I try?