Re: [PARPORT] Help with printer/parallel port prob's

Tim Waugh (
Sat, 6 Mar 1999 15:06:09 +0000 (GMT)

On Fri, 5 Mar 1999, egley wrote:

> I can't get my printer up because there appears to be a problem with my
> hardware.

If there's a hardware problem, there's not much we can do. ;-)

> I recently installed RH 5.2, and have an HP LaserJet 4ML printer.
> While performing the installation, I selected to set up a printer, but
> the "Auto detection" dialog box reported that none of the devices
> /dev/lp0, /dev/lp1, or /dev/lp2 was detected, and that it could
> indicate a hardware problem.

Hmm. Presumably you carried on the install without setting up a printer?
What happens when you do this?:

# insmod lp
# dmesg | tail

What messages show up? If it says, something about "driver loaded but no
devices found", take a look at your BIOS setup screen. Hunt around for an
option to set the base address of the parallel port, and see what it's set


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