Re: [PARPORT] waiting for lp to become ready (offline ?)

Tim Waugh (
Thu, 11 Feb 1999 20:46:57 +0000 (GMT)

On Thu, 11 Feb 1999 wrote:

> Help, no longer prints from linux (though it WILL print from a dos boot
> floppy). It has been like this for 3 days now, I probably changed
> something when I was trying to fix X11R6 (which disappeared after I
> tweaked AnotherStep).

What do you have in /etc/printcap? Unless you've changed it, it will be
trying to use /dev/lp1.

With Linux 2.2, your printer defaults to /dev/lp0. Try booting the kernel
with "lp=none,parport0" on the command line if you have lp compiled in
(not as a module).


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