Red Hat 7 Printtool -- in text mode ?

Red Hat 7 Printtool -- in text mode ?

Post by subun » Thu, 01 Mar 2001 11:43:19


I tried to use it also in text mode with no luck so succumbed to gui so
that I could print.  I will soon be setting up a command line only box
though and am interested in the answer as well.  I'm sure it can be done
from command because I believe the server setup for RH7 is only command
line mode. Some tips from my RH7 Unleashed book are for starters try:
#ls >/dev/lp0    If you get printer head movement your in luck and can
tune it in more later.  Look in /etc/modules.conf for an entry that
looks like this
 'alias parport_lowlevel parport_pc'  if it's not there then add it.  It
says to also check your /var/log/dmesg file for messages telling you
your parport0: PC-style at 0x3bc [SPP, PS2]
parport_probe: succeded.  There may be more.  To show more do an '#
lsmod' command to see if it's listed.
You can also install the module for the parallel port with '# insmod
parport'.  Then use the parport_pc module with its io address and irq-
'# insmod parport_pc io=0x378 irq=7'.  Then tune the printer with
'# tunelp /dev/lp0 -s'.  Hope all this helps.  Please let me know.


> Quick question:  Can I use the PRINTTOOL configurator while logged-in in
> text mode, or is this only available in GUI (X-Windows)?  I cannot seem to
> access from text mode.

> Thanks,

> -- John


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