variety of the eternal RH 6.1 printer problem

variety of the eternal RH 6.1 printer problem

Post by Mrja » Fri, 21 Jan 2000 04:00:00


I can't get my HP682c working in RH6.1 and I'm about out of
things to try. Below are the results of some of the diagnostics I have
tried, as I find out about them (newbie speaking..):

insmod -v /lp.0 produces:
./misc/lp.o: unresolved symbol parport_unregister_device_R2gig_fd2716c3
./misc/lp.o: unresolved symbol parport_enumerate-R2gig_fa12f00f
./misc/lp.o: unresolved symbol parport_release_R2gig_060e6bd6
./misc/lp.o: unresolved symbol parport_claim_or_block_R2gig_21bc7053
./misc/lp.o: unresolved symbol parport_register_device_R2gig_3a079dee

conf.modules contains;
  alias scsi_hostadapter aic7xxx
  alias parport_lowlevel parport_pc
  pre-install pcmcia_core /etc/rc.d/init.d/pcmcia start

/etc/printcap contains:
##PRINTTOOL3## LOCAL cdj670 300x300 letter {} DeskJet670 Default 1
(of course 'lphp' is what i chose to call it)

at the end of dmesg I found these references:

parport0: PC-style at 0x378 [SPP,ECP,ECPEPP,ECPPS2]
parport0: detected irq 7; use procfs to enable interrupt-driven
parport0: no IEEE-1284 device present.
lp0: using parport0 (polling).
lp0: using parport0 (polling).

I went looking for procfs. It doesn't seem to be in my system. On the web
I found a number of references to procfs all concerning the ftape setup
in Linux 2.1.13. Seems there was a discussion of a bug in it at that

Why should I need a proc(?) associated with a tape drive? I have none. It
must be re. the parport?

What do I do next, please? Try other printer drivers or?/ I'm really lost

Any and all help welcomed!

Thank you,



1. RH 6.1 Printer (parport + lp) & NIC (ne2k) Problems

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Straight to the point:

I want to install a printer on my parallel port (io=0x378, irq=7),
it's a HP laserjet 4L. Here's the entry in my printcap file:


this is my conf.modules file:
alias eth0 ne
options eth0 io=0x280 irq=11
alias parport_lowlevel parport_pc

i can print using 'cat test > /dev/lp0', but this is the output of
'lpc status lp'
        queuing is enabled
        printing is enabled
        no entries
        no daemon present

and I can't use lpr!!

Also, since I tried to install the printer, and rebooted, the
ethernet card (ISA, eth0, io=0x280, irq=11) won't start in the init
script saying:
Bringing up interface eth0 Delaying eth0 initialization [FAILED]

I need to start it up manually using 'modprobe io=0x280 irq=11' and
then '/etc/rc.d/init.d/network restart'.

what's going on?

please help me!

- --vincent

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