Re: problems using a printer at my ultra5
Dr. Zimmermann wrote:
Id'd like to connect a printer (via parallel or usb connectors) to my
Both connections (parallel and usb) lead to problems ...
After modprobing parport_pc the printer is successfully autoprobed
(/proc/sys/dev/parport/parport0/autoprobe shows the correct printer
The printer can be installed in cups without errors ... If I try to use
it there were messages at the console and in the syslog:
lp0: ECP mode
... but nothing is received by the printer ('data' light stays dark)
As stated in the kernel documentation I switched off the FIFO option
and try to:
insmod parport_pc irq=none
still no data arrives via parallel port ...
The parallel port on the ultra5 seems to be a black whole !
Trying the USB-port (cat ... > /dev/usb/lp0) transmits some data to
the printer (i.e.
'data' light is blinking) - due to incomplete ioctl calls on sparc64
linux I receive
errors when I try printing using cups.
(see also http://lists.debian.org/debian-sparc/2004/11/msg00193.html)
I've used severel 2.6 kernels for testing ...
Any help ?
The parallel printer port driver has not worked since maybe 2.2.x, this
is a known problem. I use a network connected printer (HP2250CN) here OK.
Sorry - I have not tested USB so I cannot help there.
First make sure that you have not installed lprng, if you install lprng
and cups then neither will work. You will need to remove both and then