[PARPORT] Re: ppa wants printer to be on

Fri, 6 Mar 1998 08:48:18 +0000

> Date: Thu, 05 Mar 1998 10:18:55 +0200
> From: Matti Koskinen <mjkoskin@sci.fi>
> To: campbell@gear.torque.net
> Subject: ppa wants printer to be on

> hi
> and thanks for the ppa-driver. I bought a zip-drive and got it work
> with no problems, except one. Installation of ppa-module fails, if the
> printer is off.

*scratch head*
This is the first I have heard about this one. I will shortly go fire
up my trusty 486 (due for a mainboard/processor replacement) and try
out this problem with my old HP DJ500.

I wonder if anyone else has had this problem but not reported it.

> As I don't use much of it and while it's a laser printer with all
> those hot parts, it looks like a waste to keep it on. Of course the
> cable could be removed, but then when needed, the system should be
> turned off (precausion of course) and the cable connected. Any
> workarounds?

> ppa is 1.41 and linux kernel 2.0.33

Good, the latest driver. The kernel version shouldn't make much
difference for the problem you described.

David Campbell

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