Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 6061
Parallel port not detected
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:10:35 EDT
I have two machines (one is brand new). The old machine
was running RH 5.2. The new one came with RH 6.0 installed
I have an HP LaserJet 4L installed on the RH5.2 box that
works, also with Samba from a 95 box.
I upgraded the older box to RH6.1. Printing still worked.
I installed RH6.1 on the new box (fresh install). I tried
to add the printer via Control Panel (I physically plugged
the printer into the new box). Control Panel says that
there are no active parallel ports. That msg also comes
out at boot time. It says no parallel ports were found but
it will load the printer driver anyway.
I went back to the older box (now with RH6.1) and deleted
the HP laserjet driver in Control Panel | Printers. Then I
tried to add it again. Now the old box says that there are
no active parallel ports.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 5680 ***