Re: [PARPORT] Bidirectional Port

From: Tim Waugh (
Date: Mon Jun 19 2000 - 09:49:57 EDT

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    On Mon, Jun 19, 2000 at 06:48:43PM -0500, Ms. Sree Lakshmi wrote:

    > Hello,
    > i am having a PC with Linux-2.2.14-5.0(Redhat 6.2). HP LaserJet4ml is
    > connected to it using parallel port, whose driver(parport_pc) is included
    > in Kernel(not as a module).

    Unless you compiled the kernel yourself, parport_pc _is_ a module.

    > Now, i wanted to check whether this setup
    > supports the bidirectional feature. If it doesnot, could you please tell
    > me how to include the bidirectional feature to the kernel (or as a
    > separate module).

    It does.

    > the intention is to know about the status of the printer and also to grab
    > the pagecount information.
    > thanks,
    > chinnu

    You should be able to use ifhp, I think.


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