[PARPORT] Problem with Lexmark Z42 (ls >/dev/lp0 doesn't work!)

From: Pablo Delgado (pablo@hotelsearch.com)
Date: Fri Mar 09 2001 - 09:30:14 EST

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        I was looking in the internet a solution for my "printer problem"
    but I still did not find it.
        I print nothing even I try directly to the printer port

                cat /etc/hosts >/dev/lp0

        The printer does nothing !!!
        Parallel support an PC-Style are compiled as modules in my kernel
    (Linux Red Hat 7, kernel 2.2.16).
        If I load the modules with the insmod command:

            insmod parport
            insmod parport_pc
            insmod parport_probe
            insmod lp

        I get the follwing messages (with the dmesg command):

            parport0: PC-style at 0x378 [SPP,EPP,ECPEPP]
            parport0: Printer, Lexmark Z42
            lp0: using parport0 (polling)

        (Note. If I try directly with the "printtool" or "lpr" commands,
    this modules automatically load but I get the following error:

            parport0: Unknown Device
            parport_probe: failed
            lp0: using parport0 (polling) )

        After loading the modules with "insmod", I try to print again ......

    nothing new !! it does not print anything !! and there are no error
    messages !!

        May irq be the problem?

               # cat /proc/parport/0/irq

        I force in the /etc/modules.conf to use irq=7 (echo "7"
    >/porc/parport/0/irq) and several io addresses but nothing changed !!!

        I can print with no problems in Windows .... some people have told
    me this printer is only for Windows but I can't believe it !!
        Please, if you don't mind help me !!!!!

        Thank you very much and Best Regards.

                                    Pablo Delgado.

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