Adding a printer to openSolaris 11

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Old 01-29-2014
Adding a printer to openSolaris 11

I'm learning Unix - and have installed OpenSolaris 11 under VMWare running on Ubuntu. My challenge now is to get printing working. Used CUPS to install the HP printer and driver... but it won't print. The status display is

Unable to open device file "/dev/cua/a": Permission denied

Assistance will be greatly appreciated.
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Old 01-29-2014
You really need a printer to learn Unix?
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Old 01-29-2014
No - I don't need a printer. I would like to learn how to install one.
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Old 01-29-2014
Does /dev/cua/a actually exist? What are its permissions?
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Old 01-29-2014
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 42 Jan 28 07:34 a -> ../../devices/pci@0,0/isa@7/asy@1,3f8:a,cu
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Old 01-29-2014
Alright then,
ls -l /devices/pci@0,0/isa@7/asy@1,3f8:a,cu

Actually: That looks odd to me. ISA as in ISA bus? 7 as in IRQ 7? That sounds like a parallel port.
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Old 01-29-2014
stan@solaris:/dev/cua$ ls -l /devices/pci@0,0/isa@7/asy@1,3f8:a,cu
crw------- 1 uucp uucp 106, 131072 Jan 28 14:18 /devices/pci@0,0/isa@7/asy@1,3f8:a,cu

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Quite possibly may have been steered wrong by instructions in VMWare. Thanks for your assistance...

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CUPS display shows

Connection: serial:/dev/cua/a?baud=1200+bits=8+parity=none+flow=none
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