Re: Puzzling Problem with Parallel Port
On %M 0, 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?
Mine works, under kernels v2.2.x.
I have the following in /etc/modutiles/aliases:
alias parport_lowlevel parport_pc
and the (tightly-edited) output of lsmod is:
Module Size Used by
parport_pc 5484 1 (autoclean)
lp 4840 0 (unused)
parport 6612 1 [parport_pc lp]
The way parallel port modules are organised has changed with kernels
2.2.x away from a monolithic, PC-specific module to allow for a more
uniform approach to dealing with non-PC and non-standard parallel ports.
That's why I have the alias, to associate the generic hardware-level
driver name with the particular driver required for the PC parallel
If you edit files in /etc/modutils, run update-modules as root to ensure
that your changes take effect.
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