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Bug 8570 - Installer doesn't autodetect printer on LPT1 io=0x378 irq7
Installer doesn't autodetect printer on LPT1 io=0x378 irq7
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jay Turner
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Reported: 2000-01-18 08:13 EST by rich gregory
Modified: 2015-01-07 18:40 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-04-04 17:35:33 EDT
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Description rich gregory 2000-01-18 08:13:08 EST
I ran a KDE workstation install with a brand new Dell GX1 PC.  It did not
find LPT1.  Printtool could not detect any of the three LP ports.

In the Printing HOWTO it described how the printing modules had been

 3. Kernel printer devices

     3.1 The lp device (kernels <=2.1.32)
     3.2 The parport device (kernels >= 2.1.33)
     3.3 Serial devices

This pointed me to parport.txt in the rpm file


This doc told me to add this at boot time

insmod parport
insmod parport_pc
insmod lp

Eureka..printtool finds the printer!!


Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2000-04-04 17:35:59 EDT
This is fixed in 6.2 (specifically, in modutils.)

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