>I'm new to Linux. I just loaded the Slackware distribution onto Swan 386SX,
>386DX/25 and 486DX. I have the same problem on all of them:
>ls > /dev/lp0 gives:
> bash: /dev/lp0: no such device.
>ls -al /dev/lp0 gives:
> crw-rw---- 1 root lp 6, 0 Nov 30 14:30 /dev/lp0
>All these machines print fine on lpt1: under DOS. I've read the
>print HOWTO and "Linux Installation and Getting Started." On the 386SX,
>uname -a gives:
> Linux alinux 1.0 #9 Tue Mar 15 18:27:34 CST 1994 i386
>I'd appreciate any help you can give.
well, are you sure your kernel is set up to support parallel printers?
to be safe (and to have some fun) grab the kernel sources off of
sunsite.unc.edu or tsx-11.mit.edu
and make your own kernel.
you can add options you need, and dump those you don't... it'll be better
for you, and faster, probably.
btw, if you think you might need more than 2 serial ports, add the line
to the beginning of /usr/src/linux/drivers/char/serial.c
it'll let you use non-standard IRQs for serial ports.
i think it should be default, and will always add it for friends' machines.