Re: [PARPORT] printer troubles with rh6.1

From: Tim Waugh (
Date: Thu Aug 03 2000 - 08:08:32 EDT

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    On Thu, Aug 03, 2000 at 11:15:59AM +0000, matt wrote:

    > i am a bit confused about one thing though, ive read quite a bit on the
    > archives, and it seems in some case you need to alter your modules.dep to
    > change module dependancies.

    You don't.

    The way it works is like this:

    access /dev/lp0
    kmod triggers 'modprobe lp'
    lp depends on parport
    modprobe parport
    modprobe lp
    when lp initialises it asks parport for a port
    parport triggers 'modprobe parport_lowlevel'
    modprobe sees 'alias parport_lowlevel xxx'
    modprobe xxx
    all set

    If you don't have kmod but are using modules, you can put something
    like 'above parport parport_pc' (is that the right syntax?) in

    If you aren't using modules, it should just work.


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