You *don't* want the line "alias parport..." in your /etc/modules.conf.
This is for parallel port devices such a zip drive.
My Redhat 6.1 and 6.2 wouldn't find the printer until I removed that line.
Then I rebooted (normally I would just restart service, but don't know which
one this affects).
Then I readded my port in PrintTool, and chose my Epson Stylus Color 600.
Did you try printing directly to Port from the PrintTool?
You click on your printer in the PrintTool, then click on the Tests menu.
If you can't print directly to the printer, you definately have either a
hardware problem (are you sure the printer and cable work?), or with all the
"re-installing, recompiling, and added modules", you may have a messed up
Try this one last setup:
Re-install Redhat 6.1 again, make sure you format the partitions Redhat will
Once it boots up, login as root, make sure that "alias parport..." is NOT in
If it is, either comment it out (by placing # at the beginning of the line),
or delete the line.
Then login as root, go into Xwindows (startx), run the PrintTool again, add
the port, setup for Epson Stylus Color 600.
Try first printing "directly to port" from the test menu.
This *should work*.
> Hello All,
> Yet another printing question. I have re-installed, recompiled, added
> modules changed configurations and still not getting my F&*^& printer to
> print !!
> Have done the following-
> Running Redhat 6.1 kernel - 2.2.12
> Paraell port support installed, lp queue defined
> Local printer port is found by printtool
> added the /etc/modules.conf - alias parport.... fix - did not help
> After deleting the queue in printtool and re-adding it, still no print jobs
> getting there although it seems they get spooled to the queue. One
> interesting thing - when booting up, the lpd command fails to load.
> Just about the scrub linux off the drive and give it away as a joke. Any
> ides out there ?