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Re: printing on sparc

Jean-Paul Blaquiere <japester@ucc.gu.uwa.edu.au> wrote:

>> modprobe parport_ax
>> modprobe lp

What kernel and arch is this ?

>hmmm as no one else has answered....
>have you tried printing through the lpr daemon?
>Or tried insmod'ing parport first as well.

The sparclinux has no such options, at least not in kernels above 2.2.13
(the first kernel I installed on a sparc 5).

The parallel port support is called "Sparc Bidirectional Parallel Port"
and the module to load is bpp.
A successful insmod should give you
bpp in /proc/ioports and /proc/devices.

However, I gave up on the parallel printer because it turned out it wouldn't
even do a self-test page  :(
So now I use a network printer and can't give a success story, sorry.



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