Bug 7346 - kernel do not recognize parallel port
Summary: kernel do not recognize parallel port
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel
Version: 6.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Cristian Gafton
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Reported: 1999-11-26 11:05 UTC by atanas
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-11-29 16:44:24 UTC

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Description atanas 1999-11-26 11:05:18 UTC
Description: I have running Red Hat 5.2 system with parallel port (and
printer attached to him) working properly.
I upgraded to Red Hat 6.1 and after trying to print something discovered
that printer is not recognized by the system.
I tried to add new printer using printtool and port probing failed.
I have recompiled the kernel with printer support in kernel (prev. it was
module i think).
After booting new kernel tries to load printer driver but unsuccessful (see
dmesg file).

Next few lines are output from dmesg command after booting the system:

Serial driver version 4.27 with MANY_PORTS MULTIPORT SHARE_IRQ enabled
ttyS00 at 0x03f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
ttyS03 at 0x02e8 (irq = 3) is a 16550A
pty: 256 Unix98 ptys configured
request_module[parport_lowlevel]: Root fs not mounted
request_module[parport_probe]: Root fs not mounted
lp: driver loaded but no devices found
apm: BIOS not found.
Real Time Clock Driver v1.09

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-11-29 16:44:59 UTC

alias parport_lowlevel parport_pc

to /etc/conf.modules.

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