Bug 8969 - printtool does not detect lp ports, tried all that ive can
printtool does not detect lp ports, tried all that ive can
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: lpr (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
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Reported: 2000-01-29 19:24 EST by ste
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-07 12:09:59 EST
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Description ste 2000-01-29 19:24:39 EST
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.
Comment 1 ste 2000-01-31 19:54:59 EST
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...
Comment 2 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2000-02-07 12:09:59 EST
Guess gtext is segfaulting - you'll probably want to contact its maintainers.

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