Re: [PARPORT] [PATCH] parport_share.c not naming correctly

Philip Blundell (
Tue, 12 May 1998 10:17:18 +0100

> Quite easy. Got two ports, one dedicated to the zip drive and
>another one for the printer, right? so I tell lp to use parport1 and
>zip to use parport0. If they change names on the fly, I'm screwed
>off. It's a no-no.

You _should_ be able to get them to sort out the right ports automatically.
If you load ppa first it will grab any port that has a Zip connected; you can
then use lp with the `timid' flag to tell it to only claim otherwise-unused
ports. Alternatively if your printer is plug-and-play you can turn on the
autoprobe and use `lp=auto'.


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