Nobody cares to take a shot at this? Should I assume that nobody knows a fix
for this, and that the other users who posted still have this problem too?
On Sun, 06 May 2001 10:49:59 -0400 (EDT), Michael Lindner said:
> I've exchanged a few emails with Tim Waugh about this already, but I looked on
> the archive and saw there have been 2 similar problems posted to this list, but
> with no solutions posted. In addition, there have been posts on
> comp.linux.setup with no solution posted.
> Anyway, the problem is this. I have an Epson 740 printer, Dell DImension 8100
> PC, and Red Hat 7.1. The printer prints fine (text and graphics) when the Dell
> is running WIndows 98 (so it isn't the Dell hardware or the cable). It prints
> fine when I connect it with the same cable to another box running a Linux 2.4.1
> kernel (so it isn't that the driver doesn't work at all with the printer).
> However, with the combination of the Dell PC and 2.4.2-2 kernel, nothing
> prints. I cannot print graphics NOR text. I can't even get the printer to
> produce anything by sending bytes directly to /dev/lp0.
> Neither the LP daemon nor driver spew any errors when this happens, so I hooked
> up a breakout box to the printer port, and I can see lines going high and low,
> but the printer sees nothing. I suspected maybe it was a timing issue, and
> tried to use tunelp, but tunelp doesn't seem to affect the operation of the
> driver ("tunelp -w 1000000" should, I think, cause data to be sent at one byte
> per second, but that's not the case).
> I figured since I am the fourth person to note this problem, and since the
> other three aren't still complaining, the solution must have been discovered
> three times. I would appreciate it if anyone can help me with this.
> Michael Lindner
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