Well, the good news is those commands worked, the bad news is that the computer still won’t talk to the laser. We know that the cable and the laser are good as we were able to talk to it using my husband’s Mac, but no dice over here.
Missed that. Might work, but seems like it’s just hard to get it to work on Arch systems. I actually got it working by setting up another spare computer with Linux Mint Debian edition, so I suppose I solved it? Is it actually a solution when you give up and find a different way to do it?
Yes - sometimes the solution is to use a supported distribution - but in this case you should be able to do it - just use the uucp group on Arch based systems - I don’t know why - I don’t even know why I know - my head is filled with information which pop out at the right keyword - in this case dialout