> > Good day Linux folks!
> > I am trying to configure my printer using the printtool utility. My
> > system cannot detect the lp0 device... But I know for a fact that it is
> > compiled in the kernel itself because when I use the "cat /proc/devices
> > | grep lp" and it gives me this result "6 lp". According to what I know
> > about Linux, it means that the printer devices has been compiled in the
> > kernel.... I also tried lp1 and lp2 to no avail...
> > Anyone have any ideas ?
> > I am using Red Hat 5.2 with the 2.0.36 kernel (it's actually a fresh
> > install....tried it and still no printer...)
> > Thanx
> > BlitzRyk
> Not sure what is wrong but here is some stuff to try and some to know.
> On PC's of the IBM compat type lp0 is the first parallel printer on XT
> type m/cs ( the ancient 8086 types )
> lp1 is the first on AT style m/cs ( ie all the rest from 80286 and up )
> Try something like
> ls -l /etc>/etc/pfiles | cat /etc/pfiles/dev/lp1
> This should cause something to come out on your printer.
> cat /proc/ioports
> cat /proc/interrupts
> to see if there might be conflicts
> Maybe your config program is broken ( I don't use Red Hat so can't say
> any more )
I had the same problem not long ago. I had to recompile the kernel
so that it included the Parallel Port, Parallel PC style Port, then Parallel
Support and then right below that there was an option for IEEE 1374 Read ( or
Write) Back. All of these had to be compiled into the kernel, no modules.
I am using Red Hat 5.2 .