Re: [PARPORT] Please tell me how to make my printer work in Red Hat 6.1

Alexandre Blanchette (
Sun, 2 Jan 2000 16:56:01 -0500

On Sun, Jan 02, 2000 at 03:28:53PM -0500, ohm wrote:
> Dear Sir,
> I have Red Hat 6.1 installed on my computer that my brother got me for
> Christmas. I installed the setup with printer support.
> When I use the Gnome Contol Panel Print Tool, I see that there are no
> devices on lp0, lp1, lp2. When I try to install my printer and test it,
> nothing happens. Then I delete all /var/spool/lp directories.
> I have added this line to my /etc/conf.modules file:
> alias paraport_lowlevel paraport_pc as per web help suggested. This did
> not help at all, the printer still does not work
> I have an Epson Stylus Color 800 printer.
> Please help me to get my local printer running under Red Hat Linux 6.1

all you need is to get RedHat's updated package of lpr. You can get it at .

i suggest you before installing/upgrading the package that you remove the
line you added to /etc/conf.modules because the package will add the
correct line (you've got a typo, it's `parport_...', not `paraport_...'.

to upgrade the lpr package, just do rpm -Uvh lpr-0.46-1.i386.rpm and that
should theoraticly solve your problem.

Alexandre Blanchette

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