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Re: Please help - printing gone after upgrade to Etch

On Fri, May 04, 2007 at 10:34:51AM +0800, Uwe Heinz Rudi Dippel wrote:
> After upgrading to Etch, now printing (DeskJet 840C) is gone.
> Reason:
> % ls -l /dev/lp*
> ls: /dev/lp*: No such file or directory
> There is no more device created by udev. I have turned off and on, but to no avail.
> Yes, the printer is found (dmesg):
> parport: PnPBIOS parport detected.
> parport0: PC-style at 0x378 (0x778), irq 7, dma 3 [PCSPP,TRISTATE,COMPAT,ECP,DMA]
> parport0: Printer, HEWLETT-PACKARD DESKJET 840C
> But there is nothing to send the data to.
> I *did* my homework on Google, and found some help for CUPS. But hell freezes over before I use it !
> I want it to run with lpr (is installed, of cause).
> How do it get udev to recognize and create it ?

have you purged hotplug?


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