/dev/lp0 Not detected !

/dev/lp0 Not detected !

Post by Sacha Kaerche » Thu, 24 Feb 2000 04:00:00


I've a problem with the printer setup. I use printtool but it tells me that
there is no lp detected ....

/dev/lp0  Not detected
/dev/lp1  Not detected
/dev/lp2  Not detected

But I do have one !

I use RH6.1 and KDE on a K6-200.

Thank you for your help,

- Sacha


/dev/lp0 Not detected !

Post by David Efflan » Thu, 24 Feb 2000 04:00:00

>I've a problem with the printer setup. I use printtool but it tells me that
>there is no lp detected ....

>But I do have one !

>I use RH6.1 and KDE on a K6-200.

This must have been posted at least 100 times before.  Add the following
to /etc/conf.modules and also do the errata updates:

alias parport_lowlevel parport_pc

I hope one day RH will work the bugs out of a version before releasing it.


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1. /dev/lp0: not detected ?

hi there,

i installed pnm2ppa-1.04.i386.rpm

after "printool" (in gnome as 'root')
and clicked add local printer i got the following text

/dev/lp0: not detected
/dev/lp1: not detected
/dev/lp2: not detected

i clicked ok (i wanted to see furhter)

the hp 720 or 720c was not in the list

(i read some files in pnm2ppa-1.04.i386.rpm)

and tried the following in text-mode (login as root)


the following return

*** script for testing installation of ppa print on linux
(requires 2.2.x kernel or later)
/usr/bin/detect_ppa: argument: command not found
*** errot cannot load/unload kernal module(s)
You must run this script as root

? i don't now wat it is,maybe is the hardware not detected right ? (see
/dev/lp0: not detected en so on)

hope you can help me


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