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Re: [vox-tech] Slackware 10 printing revisited
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Re: [vox-tech] Slackware 10 printing revisited



On Monday 22 November 2004 11:38, Mark K. Kim wrote:
> `lpr` is the command for printing, not `lp0`.  `lp0` is
> the name of the device you should be printing to.
>
> Run these three commands and let us know what they say:
>
>    $ls -l /dev/lp0
-rw-r--r--  1 root root 6 2004-11-22 13:11 /dev/lp0
>    $grep 0378 /proc/ioports
no output to screen
>    $/sbin/lsmod | grep '^p'
parport			32456   0
pcmcia_core		52676   2 ds,yenta_socket
psmouse			17544  0
>
> -Mark
>
> On Mon, 22 Nov 2004, wild bill wrote:
> > First of all I would like to thank all who responeded
> > to my original post.  They verified that I was/had been
> > proceeding correctly.
> >
> > I am still unable to print with my HP 4L printer.
> >
> > 	Printer connected to Parallel port
> > 		PC Parallel Port Support section in
> > /etc/rc.d/rc.modules uncommented
> > 		Parallel Printer Support  section in
> > /etc/rc.d/rc.modules uncommented
> >
> > 	Using hpijs driver
> >
> > 	root@OCELOT:/etc/cups# lp0
> > 	bash: lp0: command not found
> >
> > Last night, I saw another Slackware 10.0 box and asked
> > the user to enter http://localhost:631/admin in
> > Konquerer so I could show him my problem.  He had no
> > printer set up so we proceeded.  At he second screen
> > {Device for .......}, there appeared two entries for
> > Parallel Port. in additon to those for
> > 		AppSocket/HPJetDirect
> > 		Internet Printing Protocol (http)
> > 		internet Printing Prootocol (ipp)
> > 		LPD/LPR Host or Printer
> > 		SCSI Printer
> > 		Serial Pot #1 to 48
> > 		USB Printer 1 to 16
> > 		Windows Printer via Samba
> >
> > These Parallel Port entries are not present in the like
> > screen on my Slackware box.
> >
> > He said that I probably had somehow disabled the
> > parallel port in my bios since the kernel was not
> > seeing it.
> >
> > Seemed logical so this am, I have be wrestling with the
> > fact that my bios has parallel set to auto and it is
> > recognized in the bios bootup screen as active on 378.
> >
> > How can I induce my kernel (2.6.7) to see the parallel
> > port? And, yes I did reboot to the original 2.4 kernel
> > and I have the same problem.
> >
> > Bill WElls
> > _______________________________________________
> > vox-tech mailing list
> > vox-tech@lists.lugod.org
> > http://lists.lugod.org/mailman/listinfo/vox-tech

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