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Re: printing from Debian/Sparc

On Tue, Oct 10, 2000 at 03:18:40PM +0900, Atsuhito Kohda wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am a user of Debian/i386 for several years but absolutely 
> new to Debian/Sparc.
> I installed Debian potato to SparcClassic several days ago
> and it works fine.  I can print to remote printer (PS printer).
> I have SparcPrinter connected to SparcClassic so I want to
> use it but it does not work yet...
> >From the information in this lists I did as follows
> * bpp.o seemed needed so I did "insmod bpp.o" and it worked fine.
> * there were no /dev/lp? so did "MAKEDEV lp" and also "MAKEDEV par"
> and "MAKEDEV parport" (but I don't know these are necessary or not).
> * echo "abc" > /dev/lp0 (or lp1) causes nothing at all.
> echo "abc" > /dev/lp2 said there is no such devices.
> * Setting up /etc/printcap with /dev/lp0 did not work either.

I think you need atleast one more module. I think it is called either
parport_ax or parport_pc (or something similar) so that PC style hardware
will work.


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