Dear gentle listener,
I have used my HP 820C printer under previous Redhat distributions of Linux, by
using pbm2ppa. The printer is currently not detected during installation, and
indeed, when I run "detect_ppa", I am informed that the kernel is not
configured to determine whether there are any ppa devices. I don't remember
whether the printer was automatically detected by the earlier distributions.
Question: Does this mean that I can't add my printer???
Whenever I use: /dev/lp0 (or lp1, lp2), I am given the warning "No such
device or address." I'm not sure whether I should be using printtool or
not..since it doesn't seem to work. Does that program have far reaching
effects? Do I need to dismantle it?
The bottom line is the printer doesn't seem to work on Redhat LInux7.1--but it
did on version 5.2 say. Any suggestions? Thank you, Bill