[ILUG] Paralell port on Red Hat 6.1
kenn at research.wombat.ie
Thu Nov 25 01:23:47 GMT 1999
On Wed, Nov 24, 1999 at 03:25:34PM -0800, trevor prendergast wrote:
> I am having trouble after installing Red Hat 6.1. When
> I use print tool to set up my HP DeskJet 670C, it
> tells me that the paralell port is not detected (it
> actually tells me that lp0, lp1 and lp2 are not
> detected). The printer works fine under Windowze and
> did work fine under Red Hat 5.2 and Star Office. Doing
> and ls -l on /dev/lp0 shows it is there.
Hmmm... That's pretty odd. AFAIK, parallel port detection
at boot time is via I/O address only. So it looks like your
parallel port is either disabled (via BIOS or jumper) or is
living at a strange address.
Type dmesg and let us see the output.
Also, take a look at the device settings in Windows' Device
Manager on 9x (I can't remember where it is on NT) and see
if you can find out what I/O address and IRQ windows is
using for it.
Once we know that, we might be able to provide a magic
incantation that tells the Linux kernel where to find it.
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