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Puzzling Problem with Parallel Port

Linux doesn't recognize my parallel port. 

The lp module is loaded.

ls > /dev/lp0 or /dev/lp1 both give the message "no such device".

I can use the parallel port from Windows 95, so the hardware is 

Anything I should try?

The printer isn't anything exotic--just a plain 24 pin dot matrix 
that is being asked to print ascii, which works find from DOS.

Any ideas would be appreciated. I'm running kernel version 2.2.7.


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