You should be able to "insmod lp" without anything actually connected to the
----- Original Message -----
From: "Thomas Bodine" <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, October 22, 2002 9:34 AM
Subject: RE: [PARPORT] Toshiba 2595xDVD lp0: no such device
> --- Carter Jason L A1C 509 CS/SCMR
> <jason.carter@WHITEMAN.af.mil> wrote:
> > I dont know if this will help or not. But, some of
> > the "not so new" printer
> > cables are unidirectional, causing linux not to
> > recognize, and possibly not
> > even load the devices. Try looking around the web
> > for problems caused by
> > this. If you find anything, please let me know.
> > Thanks,
> > A1C Carter
> Well that may be true, but I bought this cable two
> months ago.
> Plus the parport_probe drivers notices that it is an
> HP printer
> so I think some sort of two way communication is going
> on, further more, when I use it with Windows98, since
> I bought a flakey Ink head I keep getting pop ups that
> say I need to replace it.
> What I don't know is how to get the /dev/lp?
> filesystem entries to talk to the parport driver. Is
> there some sort of Major Number--Minor number--magic
> thing I don't know about?
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