Re: Puzzling Problem with Parallel Port
Yup -- you're probably not used to this new parport thing that was
introduced in 2.1 and now is in 2.2 --- but it needs to be compiled with
the kernel --
Look it general options or something -- you need to enable parport devices
-- then go to character devices and you'll be able to enable PC style
It should automatically recognize your port as soon as you recompile and
Now if only I could get make-kpkg to work with 2.2.9 :(
At 06:49 PM 5/17/99 +0000, jeb wrote:
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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