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Re: Printing Problems on Ultra 30

Andrew Sharp wrote:
> Sageev George wrote:
> >
> > While I've had some progress with trying to make my Ultra 30 print,
> > I've had no real success.  What I have done so far is
> > adding the modules, parport_pc and lp.  I have also
> > did MAKEDEV par, MAKEDEV parport, and MAKEDEV lp.
> > During the installation of the parport_pc module,
> > I get the following messages:
> > parport0: PC-style at 0x1fff13043bc (0x1fff13047bc), irq 7039808, dma 0
> > [PCSPP,T
> > parport0: Printer, EPSON Stylus COLOR 800
> >
> > During lp installation (I think), I get the following:
> > lp0: using parport0 (interrupt-driven).
> >
> > When I try running the following (cat textfile.txt > /dev/lp0),
> > I get the following:
> > lp0: compatibility mode
> > DMA write timed out
> >
> > The last message repeats until I hit CTRL-C.
> >
> > I installed printtool, but it is not able to
> > autodetect any printers, and it even question
> > if I have added the parport module (which I have
> > by this point).
> If it makes you feel any better, it has quit working on my PC hardware
> as well in the last couple of kernels.  Don't know the details,
> because on that PC I also have windows, and printing still works with
> windows, so I'm just using windows when I need to print.  This may not
> seem of much use, but it suggests that the problem is known to others
> and possibly there is a patch out there or the problem is due to be
> fixed soon.  Or maybe someone knows a workaround.  Fire up your search
> engine.

Oh yeah, the experience is exactly the same, except I don't get the
DMA write timed out message.


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