Bug 7387 - Deskjet 600C on /dev/lp0 still not probed after updating /etc/conf.modules. Printer subsystem not starting so 'lpc' gets "connection refused"
Summary: Deskjet 600C on /dev/lp0 still not probed after updating /etc/conf.modules. ...
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: lpr
Version: 6.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-11-28 12:45 UTC by Tom Gagne
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-11-28 18:34:53 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
/etc/conf.modules (188 bytes, text/plain)
1999-11-28 18:26 UTC, Tom Gagne
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Description Tom Gagne 1999-11-28 12:45:44 UTC
I've read the printer bugs and the recommended add to /etc/conf.modules
(alias par something or other).  After doing that I rebooted and I still
get the error trying to add my printer that no printers were found on

Then, when I went back into Bugzilla I couldn't get any of my queries to
work and suddenly doubted how I got in there the first time!  So, I'm
submitting another bug report.

Comment 1 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 1999-11-28 14:12:59 UTC
Make sure the printer port is activated and set to the correct mode (EPP or
Bidirectional should do) in the BIOS.

Comment 2 Tom Gagne 1999-11-28 16:11:59 UTC
The BIOS were cet to something like ECB, but I changed it to EPP1.9 and loaded
the latest lpr from rawhide (1.47, I think) and when trying to add a printer I
still get complaints that no devices were discovered on /dev/lp0, /dev/lp1,

I haven't checked w95 since switching to epp, but my printer does (did) work
over there, and on RHat 5.1.

I discovered the reason my bugzilla query didn't work was I set the arch to ALL,
thinking it would show me lpr bugs on ALL architectures, but instead it only
shows lpr bugs affecting ALL archs.

Comment 3 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 1999-11-28 16:17:59 UTC
Please send me a copy of your /etc/conf.modules and /etc/printcap, and the
output of "ls -l /dev/lp0" and "lsmod" after trying to print.

Comment 4 Tom Gagne 1999-11-28 18:26:59 UTC
Created attachment 18 [details]

Comment 5 Tom Gagne 1999-11-28 18:31:59 UTC
ls -l /dev/lp0
  0 crw-rw----   1 root     daemon     6,   0 May  5  1998 /dev/lp0

Also, how is it you can receive an attachment from a form?  Seems insecure.  I
would much rather have been able to email a reply with the file attached.

Comment 6 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 1999-11-28 18:34:59 UTC
Your /etc/conf.modules is broken.
It's parport_lowlevel, not parpart_lowlevel.

Receiving attachments over a form is some Netscape feature, I think.
Netscape transfers the filename you give it to the server.
Yes, it is insecure, that's why I didn't ask you to attach your /etc/shadow. ;)

Comment 7 Tom Gagne 1999-11-29 01:03:59 UTC
Thank you very much.  If I'm going to have a typo pointed out to me I'd rather
it happen quickly (and politely) then not.  Thanks again.

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