Bug 2704 - Upgrade from 5.2 and printer no longer works
Upgrade from 5.2 and printer no longer works
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-05-10 13:25 EDT by Jay Turner
Modified: 2015-01-07 18:37 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-05-10 13:27:38 EDT
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Description Jay Turner 1999-05-10 13:25:05 EDT
After the upgrade, the printer no longer would print.
Comment 1 Jay Turner 1999-05-10 13:27:59 EDT
In previous versions of the kernel, the parallel ports were numbered
as follows: lp0 -> (0x378), lp1 -> (0x278?) but with the latest
kernel, the parallel ports are numbered as follows: lp0 = first port
probed, lp1 = second port probed, etc.  For this reason a user should
look through the output from dmesg and edit /etc/printcap so that each
lp is now pointing to its new device name; once this edit is complete,
the user should restart lpd

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