Gene Heskett sends Greetings to Tim Waugh;
>On Mon, Nov 20, 2000 at 07:08:35PM -0500, email@example.com wrote:
>> I have encountered some difficulties in
>> printing with recent kernels. This is after a
>> long successful experience with 2.2.16.
>Not a lot really changed between 2.2.16 and 2.2.18pre21,
>> Writing to the /dev/lp0 results in nothing.
>Does this mean 'the write returns, but nothing happens', or 'the write
>fails', or 'the write hangs'?
>Is the printer plugged in _directly_ to the port? I don't think Epson
>Stylus printers work very well if there's another device in the way
>(no idea why).
I think its more related to the scanner software doing an adequate job
of cleaning up after itself than anything else Tim.
I have a Stylus Pro plugged beyond a Colorado Primax 600p, and its no
problem at all. I think its probaby related to the scanner driver
cleaning up after itself, which this one seems to do quite well.
To demo, I had forgotten the printer was busy on that port, and fired
off the scanner to do a picture. The scanner turned on, I did 2 scans
(one preview, one at 300 dpi). The printer trundled on till it was out
of data and stopped, which was my reminder that _I_ was the sleeping
When the scan was done, the printer took off again and the page
continued to print with no ill effects. The buffer filled up again and
it never noticed when I used the program to turn the scanner back off.
This scanner is a bit of an oddball, not to mention cheap, and 'pxscan'
hasn't gotten beyond 0.2, but at least the port handling is clean, so
*it can be done*.
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