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Re: Cannot find /dev/parport0 - ANY SUGGESTIONS?

On Thu, Jul 17, 2008 at 12:35:23PM -0700, Account for Debian group mail wrote:
>  Hello Again,
>  I just upgraded our print server/samba machine from sarge to etch.
>  In the /var/log/dmesg file i see:
>  parport: PnPBIOS parport detected.
>  parport0: PC-style at 0x378, irq 7 [PCSPP,TRISTATE]
>  parport0: Printer, Hewlett-Packard HP LaserJet 6MP
>  This looks correct.
>  In the /etc/printcap file I have:
>  lp|Our Printer:\
>          :lp=/dev/parport0:\
>          :sd=/var/spool/lpd/lp:\
>          :af=/var/log/lp-acct:\
>          :lf=/var/log/lp-errs:\
>          :pl#66:\
>          :pw#80:\
>          :pc#150:\
>          :mx#0:\
>          :sh:
>  When I do a "checkpc" I get:
>  Warning - lp: cannot stat lp device '/dev/parport0' - No such file or directory
>  What is it that I'm doing wrong?

well first, you are expecting help in approximately two and a half
hours from an all volunteer list... and yelling when you don't get

I don't know much about parallel ports anymore, but the first thing I
would do is grep for "parport" in /var/log/syslog in case it shows up
somewhere else. It's possible that udev is doing something tricky like
moving it to a different node. Also I would ls /dev and look through that
for other things that might be a parport. 



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