Eternal printer probs!

Eternal printer probs!

Post by Per Soderlin » Sun, 19 Jan 2003 03:52:54

Trying to make my Epson760 work in linux (as usual), Ive come upon
(linked by a driver called "Stc760pl.upp" which
should work with a "magicfilter" laid in "/usr/sbin/magicfilter". But
where should I place the "Stc760pl.upp". Cannot find that in the

1. variety of the eternal RH 6.1 printer problem


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,


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