Re: [PARPORT] problems with parallel port card

From: Kelly Black (
Date: Sun May 20 2001 - 15:24:23 EDT

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    By the way, thank you for the very rapid replies.
    I tried dmesg, and it did give some useful info:

    ...stuff deleted...
    0x378: FIFO is 16 bytes
    0x378: writeIntrThreshold is 8
    0x378: readIntrThreshold is 8
    0x378: PWord is 8 bits
    0x378: Interrupts are ISA-Pulses
    0x378: ECP port cfgA=0x10 cfgB=0x4b
    0x378: ECP settings irq=7 dma=3
    parport0: PC-style at 0x378 (0x778), irq 7 [PCSPP,TRISTATE,COMPAT,ECP]
    parport0: cpp_mux: aa55f00f52ad51(00)
    parport0: Found 1 daisy-chained devices
    parport1: PC-style at 0x1078, irq 3 [PCSPP]
    parport1: cpp_daisy: aa5500ff(18)
    parport1: assign_addrs: aa5500ff(18)
    parport1: Printer, Lexmark Lexmark 5700
    ...stuff deleted...

    This all looks correct. So it looks like it is detecting the card.
    When I try to use lpr it does not print. (lpd does not give any
    messages when it starts up.) When I do an lpq I get the following:

    [root@kjblack init.d]# lpq -Plp1
    Printer: lp0@kjblack@dorms
     Queue: no printable jobs in queue
     Filter_status: waiting for lp to become ready (offline ?)

    Moreover, when I try to do something like 'cat /etc/fstab > /dev/lp1'
    the machine hangs up.

    Now I really don't know what to look for! :-o


    On Sun, May 20, 2001 at 08:07:23PM +0100, Philip Blundell wrote:
    > >I tried it, and it didn't print out anything:
    > >
    > >[root@kjblack black]# /sbin/modprobe parport
    > >[root@kjblack black]# /sbin/modprobe parport_pc
    > >[root@kjblack black]# /sbin/modprobe lp
    > Try `dmesg' and see if you get any parport-related output.
    > p.

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