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

Patrick Bauer (
Thu, 16 Jul 1998 10:48:44 -0400 (EDT)


It seems that when paride... epat... and pd are compiled into the
kernel... the printer will start to print garbage... so it could be around
the time that the parallel port is probed... in connection with paride...
epat... and pd... or one of those...

lp seems to have no ill effect on the printer...

And yup... the printer can print normally after i turn it off... and turn
it back on...


> I tried 2.1.109-pre2 with CONFIG_PARPORT, CONFIG_PARPORT_PC, and
> CONFIG_PRINTER all compiled in, and all that happens is that my printer
> resets (which I think is due to parport).
> I've got Alan's ac2 patch now, so I'll try that this evening.
> Patrick, at what point does the printer start doing things -- is it almost
> immediately upon boot-up, or does it take a while?
> Also, can you print to the printer normally after it's printed garbage?
> What does the garbage look like and how much of it is there?
> Tim.
> */

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