Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 8068
Printing _still_ broken
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:53 EDT
Please note I have the module.
[root@neuromancer andy]# head -1 /etc/conf.modules
alias parport_lowlevel parport_pc
[root@neuromancer log]# /sbin/lsmod | grep ^par
parport_pc 5620 1 (autoclean)
parport 7124 1 (autoclean) [parport_pc lp]
As of 30th Dec 1999 I have latest (rawhide) printtool/rhs-printfilters.
I can get printtool to detect my Canon 610 (sometimes).
But I have never managed to get any output.
[root@neuromancer log]# /etc/rc.d/init.d/lpd restart
Shutting down lpd: [ OK ]
Starting lpd: [ OK ]
[root@neuromancer andy]# lpr foo.c
lpr: connect: Connection refused
jobs queued, but cannot start daemon.
Even with the module I can not detect the printer a second time
for another queue.
Completely broken and nothing logged anywhere.
After including the extra line in conf.modules the line
modprobe: can't locate module char-major-108
is reported all over the place, particually ppp.
lpd (sometimes) also reports
parport0: detected irq 7; use procfs to enable interrupt-driven operation.
parport0: no IEEE-1284 device present.
procinfo has nothing under irq7 - it's not even listed.
Q. which module is char-major-108, how can I find out what make options are
Q. how do i get proc to see irq7/parrallel port?
Does lpr 0.48 fix this?
Also, since it's complaining about a missing char-major-108, I'd assume you're
using a custom kernel. Which version?
char-major-108 is /dev/ppp, does adding
alias char-major-108 ppp
to /etc/conf.modules get rid of this?
Is your printer port in the BIOS set to EPP, ECP, Bidirectional or SPP?
I've tried all bios settings &
lpr 0.48 preset - no doesn't fix problem
kernel: parport0:detected irq 7 use procfs to enable interrupt-driven
kernel: parport0: no IEEE-1284 device present.
kernel: lp0: using parport0 (polling).
kernel is version 2.2.12
printtool still can't detect printer
irq 7 is correct which parrallel port bios setting do you recommend?
The ppp warning is normal for a 2.2 kernel when pppd tries to determine if the
kernel supports /dev/ppp-style devices, something that isn't present in 2.2.x.
What are the contents of your /etc/printcap file?
Closed due to lack of user input