Re: [PARPORT] Lost characters again

Philip Blundell (
Sun, 04 Oct 1998 22:14:32 +0100

>Isn't it possible to do paranoia checking in lp_open, or on the first
>character, or something like that?

Setting LP_CAREFUL might help a bit. I suspect the problem is that when the
printer is off, the port sits there with BUSY pulled inactive and the lp
driver foolishly assumes that the printer is always ready. Judging by a quick
look at the sources, in polling mode we don't care about ack pulses.


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