Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 8049
Unable to detect Parallel Printer port during boot time
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:53 EDT
I am using LINUX 6.1 Professional edition configured on an Intel AMD-K6
Processor using BIOS V4.51Pg from award software (ROM PCI/ISA BIOS
(2A5LEF09). The Linux kernel is Version 2.2.12-20.
During boot time the kernel(??) is not detecting the presence of the
parallel port LP1, and subsiquently no printing is working. The lpd comes
up ok and I can configure the printer and queue properly.
I am using the Gnome Workstation configuration (KDE does the same) using
both default settings selected settings.
I have this problem on two machines and in both cases the parallel port is
detected automatically and works properly using other Operating System
vendors (NT and Solaris Intel x386).
I am fairly new to LINUX and may need a walk through installing Patcheds or
If you need further information I can run down the information in the logs
that you may require.
Thanks in advance,
I suspect this is the problem with the pc_parport alias device outlined in the
errata for the lpd package, but I assign it to the kernel folks to check it out
This is fixed in a later version of the installer and in the latest
modutils in rawhide.
alias parport_lowlevel parport_pc