Bug 11142 - Printtool STILL broken
Printtool STILL broken
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: printtool (Show other bugs)
6.2
All Linux
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Assigned To: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
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Reported: 2000-05-01 09:11 EDT by andy
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-05-03 10:01:14 EDT
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Description andy 2000-05-01 09:11:26 EDT
Printtool is still not detecting all local printers.
After upgrading 2 machines this weekend one now sees a local printer,
but the other doesn't.
This main server has been unable to print now for TWO releases!

parport errors are still being reported on startup. From messages:

May  1 12:18:38 neuromancer lpd: lpd startup succeeded
May  1 12:18:38 neuromancer kernel: parport0: PC-style at 0x378
[SPP,ECP,ECPEPP,ECPPS2]
May  1 12:18:38 neuromancer kernel: parport0: detected irq 7; use procfs to
enable interrupt-driven operation.
May  1 12:18:39 neuromancer kernel: Installing knfsd (copyright (C) 1996
okir@monad.swb.de).
May  1 12:18:39 neuromancer nfs: Starting NFS services:  succeeded
May  1 12:18:39 neuromancer kernel: parport0: no IEEE-1284 device present.
May  1 12:18:39 neuromancer kernel: lp0: using parport0 (polling).
Comment 1 andy 2000-05-01 16:27:59 EDT
Setting the parallel-port to SPP in bios removes the warning, and the port is
detected. However I can't get any output.
Printter is Cannon 610 (the same printer does print whan connectted to second
RH62 machine).

Printcap:

lp:\
        :sd=/var/spool/lpd/lp:\
        :mx#0:\
        :sh:\
        :lp=/dev/lp0:\
        :if=/var/spool/lpd/lp/filter:

Q: What should the bios setting be?
Comment 2 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2000-05-03 10:01:59 EDT
printtool works for everyone else (including your other machine), so I'm
expecting this is a problem with your setup.
Autodetection may not work if your printer does not support the IEEE-1284
standard (most new printers do, most older printers don't).
The SPP mode doesn't support IEEE-1284 checking, so the warning message goes
away because the probing isn't tried.

Does something simple like

echo "Linux" >/dev/lp0

work?
(Trying to determine if it's a problem with the port or with your setup)

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