Re: [PARPORT] Linux 2.2.3 with two parallel ports

Philip Blundell (
Mon, 22 Mar 1999 16:02:21 +0000

>1. How can I get my printer to work again, this time using /dev/lp0
>and/or /dev/par0 (with parport0???)

What's the problem with your printer? You didn't give any details in your
mail. Can you post the output from `dmesg' after booting?

>2. How can I get my second parallel port to be detected, should I use a
>different address other than 0x278, irq 5, like for example 0x2e8 irq 5??=

It should happen automatically, though there have been reports of a few ports
that seem to fool the probe into believing they're not present.

>3. I am slightly confused about /dev/lp0 and /dev/par0 configs.. Do I need
>both of these character devices for it to work??

I've never heard of /dev/par0. What do you get if you do `ls -l' on it?


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