Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 8969
printtool does not detect lp ports, tried all that ive can
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:54 EDT
OK, printtool does not recognize my lp ports. Ive added:
alias parport_lowlevel parport_pc' to /etc/conf.modules
Rebooted, nothing changed. Then I upgraded the lpr tot he newest
version. Restarted it. Nothing happened. I went into bios and changed
the parallel port config to EPP. Rebooted. Nothing changed. I typed
in 'cat /dev/lp*' it returned:
cat /dev/lp0: No such device
cat /dev/lp1: No such device
cat /dev/lp2: No such device
I looked in /var/log/messages, and noticed it said:
lp: module loaded, but no devices found
So what is wrong? This is on RH6.1, trying to configure a Cannon BJC-600
printer. (ive tried my old BJ-10ex also, same results)....soemone please
help. No one in #linux chat can help me.
Nm.....got it to work. Changed the parallel ports to Bidirectional, and it
works. Now i cant print tot he port. I can print to the printer with
echo "text" > /dev/lp0......but when i open up gtext and type something and hit
print, it closes on me.....but i guees my problem is solved...
Guess gtext is segfaulting - you'll probably want to contact its maintainers.