Cannot print to Epson Stylus Color 740 on Mandrake 8.1

Cannot print to Epson Stylus Color 740 on Mandrake 8.1

Post by Shlomi Fi » Tue, 02 Oct 2001 18:22:19



Hi!

I'm having a problem printing to Epson Stylus Color 740 on Mandrake
8.1. I am not a newbie and I tried everything I could think of, but
nothing works. From an strace I did to CUPS I found out the following
lines:

11282 open("/dev/lp1", O_WRONLY|O_EXCL) = 3
11282 ioctl(3, 0x5401, 0xbfffd160)      = -1 EINVAL (Invalid argument)
11282 ioctl(3, 0x5402, {B0 -opost -isig -icanon -echo ...}) = -1
EINVAL (Invalid argument)
11282 rt_sigaction(SIGTERM, {SIG_IGN}, NULL, 8) = 0

Apparently CUPS tries to ioctl /dev/lp1 with ioctl Number 0x5401
which, as I checked inside the kernel source, is not recognized by the
lp driver of the kernel.

I have a PIII 600, with 320 MB of RAM, a swap partition of 1 GB, and
my printer is connected to LPT2.

What should I do to get everything to work?

Regards,

        Shlomi Fish