Re: [PARPORT] Re: [patch] ieee1284 nibble mode

David Campbell (
Thu, 21 Jan 1999 10:05:17 +0800

Date sent: Thu, 21 Jan 1999 00:02:55 +0100 (CET)
From: Andrea Arcangeli <>
To: Tim Waugh <>
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               Philip Blundell <>
Subject: [PARPORT] Re: [patch] ieee1284 nibble mode

> Now that for the first time in my life it works I get:
> > root@laser:/home/andrea# cat /dev/lp0

Just goes to show my ignorance of the read back functionality of the lp driver.

Do we have a program / proc entry which lists the device capabilities, I just
had a peek around the parport web pages but I could not find any reference to
the above command or its functionality. I supose that if this was to work for
most printers then RedHat (and other distributions) could automagically create
the printer files. I do remember someone from RedHat asking for this info...

Is there any other cute features that I do not know about?

David Campbell
Check for all Linux parallel port solutions.

Current project list:
a) Get ZIP Plus drive back from waranty claim
b) Maintain Linux ZIP drivers (need to update docs)

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