[PARPORT] printer troubles with rh6.1

From: matt (matt@cipherdesign.com)
Date: Wed Aug 02 2000 - 09:45:25 EDT

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    hi all, ive looked thru the archived lists before subscribing, but couldnt
    find anything that related to my problem. sorry if ive overlooked

    im using redhat 6.1, with 2.2.15 kernel.

    when i compiled the kernel i selected 'parallel port support' and
    'pc-style hardware' (general) and 'parallel printer support' (char
    i compiled all these into the kernal, ie not using modules.

    my bios settings for the parallel port are:
    irq 7

    when rh boots, this is what happens:

    parport0: PC-style at 0x378 (0x778) [SPP,ECP,ECPEPP,ECPPS2]
    parport0: detected irq 7; use procfs to enable interrupt-driven operation.
    parport_probe: succeeded
    parport0: Printer, Brother HL-1240 series

    /proc/parport/0 is created, with 4 files:

    1) autoprobe contains:
    MODEL:HL-1240 series;

    2) hardware contains:
    base: 0x378
    irq: none
    dma: none

    3) devices doesnt have any contents

    4) irq contains

    so far i think, so good.

    however when i try to check the lp devices:

    lptest > /dev/lp0 #ive also tried lp1, par0 and 1, parport0 and 1

    i get this message if i am a normal user:

    bash: /dev/lp0: Permission denied

    and if i am r00t, i get this:

    bash: /dev/lp0: No such device


    so, i dont know what to do. any ideas?

    thanks in advance,

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