>>I just installed RH 6.1 and the printer does not work. Printool does
>>not detect either /dev/lp0 , lp1, or lp2. When I try to cat to /dev/lp0
>>the device does not exist.
>>The port is at 0378 irq 7 and works perfectly in DOS, Win98, and
>>How can I make the device?
I believe printer support as a module should be all set up. You need
to get the printer module working - I think this will create the
device file for you, but I'm not sure.
Try adding this to modules.conf:
alias /dev/printers lp
alias /dev/lp* lp
alias parport_lowlevel parport_pc
Then do some modprobes (modprobe each alias, I think?) or reboot.
I still had to add the printer via printtool after doing this, it took
a few tries but eventually it worked fine. The lpq command is very
If memory serves, I got some good information on this topic from the
printing HOWTO at www.picante.com (note that this is not an official
LDP HOWTO, so you won't find it at any of the LDP mirror sites).