Bug 7883 - no character device 6 lp setup in redhat installation
Summary: no character device 6 lp setup in redhat installation
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernelcfg
Version: 6.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Nalin Dahyabhai
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Reported: 1999-12-19 00:54 UTC by terrio
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2000-01-31 14:28:27 UTC

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Description terrio 1999-12-19 00:54:19 UTC
I am a member of the Silicon Valley Linux User Group (SVLUG) and I noticed
that several of us when installing Redhat 6.1 end up with no lp0, lp1, lp2
detected, as well as no printer daemon present errors.  In short, our
printers that worked fine with Redhat 5.2 and 6.0 are not found in Redhat

Upon entering cat/proc/devices, under Character devices, number 6 lp was
missing on my PC which would help explain about the printers not being

We also noticed that there was no printer setup in Redhat 6.1 like there
was in Redhat 6.0 and 5.2 installations.

Printing capability is important.  Please help.

Comment 1 Nalin Dahyabhai 2000-01-10 21:05:59 UTC
You've got two problems here.  The first looks like a duplicate of #7341, which
is a bug in the installer.  Per Bero's comments there, add the line:
	alias parport_lowlevel parport_pc
to your /etc/conf.modules file and see if that helps.

As for the second, please verify that you have the printtool package installed.
It can be fetched from this URL:

Please let us know if this solves your problem.

Comment 2 Nalin Dahyabhai 2000-01-31 14:28:59 UTC
I'm also told that this problem is fixed in the latest modutils release in
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