Re: [PARPORT] Printing problem

lweiss (
Fri, 10 Jul 1998 07:31:28 -0500

After some digging I found the answer:
The old printcap needs needs the
:lp=/dev/lp1 changed to /dev/lp0
but this means 2 printcaps if you
run 2.0.xx and kernels.
So if you recompile
and insmod lp parport=1,0
this sets lp back to using lp1
and you can use the same printcap.
Hope this helps anyone who
has similiar printing problems.

> I hope this is the right place for this.
> I've got a strange problem. 2.0.34
> prints OK.
> I just compiled 2.1.108 ac2 :
> Printer won't print using lpr -Pxxx
> <file>,
> I get from lpq, printer not ready,
> however I can cat <file> > /dev/lp0, and
> it
> prints.
> So I recompiled linux as
> and recompiled: CONFIG_PRINTER never
> came up.
> I figured I could taylor the io and irq
> using
> insmod, however I could not load
> parport_pc as
> a module, it said process in use or busy
> or
> something to that effect and why no lp
> module.
> Any Ideas???
> Thanks Len

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