Bug 5698 - Local printers lost/can't be found...
Summary: Local printers lost/can't be found...
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: printtool
Version: 6.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bill Nottingham
QA Contact:
: 5706 9801 9814 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-10-07 20:47 UTC by dirvine
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:10 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-10-08 18:54:25 UTC

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Description dirvine 1999-10-07 20:47:35 UTC
Installer/printtools cannot find any attached printers to
/dev/lp* in RedHat 6.1, where as in 6.0 they could. Any
ideas? I reinstalled both 6.0 and 6.1 from scratch (haven't
tried updating 6.0 to 6.1) and the problem is reproducable.
Machine is a Dell XPST P 3 500 mhz, printer is a HP 2100 m
postscript printer attached to the parallel port. In RH 6.0,
the generic postscript 1200dpi settings from the installer
script worked....

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-10-07 21:34:59 UTC
'alias parport_lowlevel parport_pc' to your /etc/conf.modules.

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 1999-10-08 15:52:59 UTC
*** Bug 5706 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

This is really a no-brainer.  When installing 6.1 from
scratch, conf.modules is missing the alias for
parport_lowlevel to parport_pc.  lpd expects to find

Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 1999-10-08 18:54:59 UTC
If you grab the modutils from Raw Hide, it should process this
alias automatically for you.

Comment 4 Bill Nottingham 2000-02-28 15:55:59 UTC
*** Bug 9814 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 5 Bill Nottingham 2000-02-28 15:56:59 UTC
*** Bug 9801 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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