I had a long, detailed post here, and Deja.com trashed it because I
hadn't logged in before posting, so this one is gonna be short. >:-(
Basically, I built a new kernel on my system (Mandrake/Redhat 5.3), to
upgrade from 2.0.36 to 2.2.11-4. Now, I cannot print anything. I have
changed /etc/printcap to reference lp0 instead of lp1, and the module
parport_pc.o loads, but then tells me I need to use procfs to enable
interrupt-driven printing. I've got /etc/conf.modules set with this,
per the documentation:
alias parport_lowlevel parport_pc
options parport_pc io=0x378 irq=auto
(I also tried it with irc=7, which is where my BIOS says the parallel
/proc/parport/0 exists and is populated with files that look ok.
Instead of printing, lpc tells me it's waiting for the printer to be
ready, and I get kernel messages that kmod can't locate modules
char-major-[either 6, 14, or 108 here, though 6 is by far the most
frequent]. These messages mostly happen when I try to print, but seem
to occur rarely by themselves -- though I haven't noticed anything else
not working... yet. :)
I hope somebody else out there has had and fixed this problem, or knows
how, as I rather need to be able to print!
Thanks for any assistance,
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