Re: [PARPORT] Two Parallel ports

From: Tim Waugh (
Date: Tue Aug 29 2000 - 11:14:56 EDT

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    On Fri, Aug 25, 2000 at 05:03:58AM -0400, Burness,Phil wrote:

    > what device is this port /dev/lp0 or /dev/lp1?

    It depends what kernel you are running. Try both. Try /dev/lp2 if
    you are using a kernel < 2.2.

    > do I need to add any parameters to the linux boot prompt to explicitly
    > identify this port with the printer i.e lp=0x...

    See parport.txt.

    > If I do cat txt_file > /dev/port should I expect something to happen at the
    > printer?

    No, you can expect a crash. Don't do that.

    Is the other port on a PCI card?


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