Re: [PARPORT] at boot... printer goes crazy

Tim Waugh (
Wed, 15 Jul 1998 13:32:31 +0100 (BST)

On Wed, 15 Jul 1998, Patrick Bauer wrote:

> I have two linux systems... both are RedHat-5.1... with a linux-2.1.108
> kernel... this is the problem... when i have a printer attached to the
> system... on boot up... with one of the boxes attached to the printer...
> the printer will start to print page after page of garbage characters...
> on the first line... with the other linux system... the data light on the
> printer will just come on... and sit there like that... and no data can
> be printed to the printer until it's turned off... and turned back on
> again...

Do you have the IEEE1284 autoprobe enabled (CONFIG_PNP_PARPORT)?


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