printer on firewall.

printer on firewall.

Post by jmante » Tue, 20 Jun 2000 04:00:00

I have set up a linux firewall system.  I would like to have this
system be my print spooler for my network.  I have an HP deskjet
printer attached to the parallel port on the firewall system.
I cannot print to the printer.  The parallel port modules get loaded
but nothing make it to the printer.  A basic lp command gets sent to
the lpd and goes through the spool but never makes it to the printer.
I know the printer works I can attach it to another system running
linux and all is well.  I am assuming there is some problem with
identity on the firewall system such that the print spooler is unable
to actually get the job to the printer.  Has anyone come across
this and if so how can I print to a locally attached printer on my
firewall system?



printer on firewall.

Post by Clarence Wilkers » Tue, 20 Jun 2000 04:00:00

I've had some minor printer problems with
RH 6.1 and 6.2.

Look for
1) Interrupt conflicts with PNP or PCI devices
2) Check the dmesg output or /var/log/message file
for clues.

I use the lines

alias parport_lowlevel parport_pc
        options parport_pc io=0x378 irq=7 dma=3
in conf.modules .

Check your io device panel in the bios to see
what port/irq/dma your parallel port is on.

Good luck

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