Bug 3417 - Could Not Configure Printer with 2 printers on system
Summary: Could Not Configure Printer with 2 printers on system
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: printtool
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Crutcher Dunnavant
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Reported: 1999-06-12 16:30 UTC by emkay
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-08-31 20:04:27 UTC

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Description emkay 1999-06-12 16:30:12 UTC
My computer has two printers connected to it.
1:a HP LaserJet 5L on lp1 connected to the port on the
mother board.

2:A HP Office Pro connected to a PCI card in the system.
  I did not try to configure this.

When I used printtool it detected only on printer identified
as lp0. I configured it but no printing. Error Message said
printer was not configured (the  queue was written  to

The solution I find to configured the printer was:
1-REboot and disconnect the HP Office Pro.
3-Use printtool. Here it detectged lp0 (not lp1) but I
  the configure worked fine and I am able to   print.
4 - I rebooted and reconnected the HP Office Pro(I use it
    in NT 4.0.
5 - REbooted Linux and Laser Jet still works fine.
It seems that with an extra printer connected to a PCI
card printtool is unable to configure the printer connected
to the Port on the mother board.
I did not try to configure the Office Jet Pro as HP says
there are no drivers for it.

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-08-31 20:04:59 UTC
Did you originally (with both attached) have it set as
lp0 or lp1 - unless you've explicitly loaded support for
the PCI parallel port card, the printer would *still* be
on lp0.

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