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Bug 8049 - Unable to detect Parallel Printer port during boot time
Summary: Unable to detect Parallel Printer port during boot time
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel
Version: 6.1
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael K. Johnson
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-12-29 18:13 UTC by rfinstrom
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2000-02-05 21:35:44 UTC

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Description rfinstrom 1999-12-29 18:13:24 UTC
I am using LINUX 6.1 Professional edition configured on an Intel AMD-K6
Processor using BIOS V4.51Pg from award software (ROM PCI/ISA BIOS
(2A5LEF09). The Linux kernel is Version 2.2.12-20.

During boot time the kernel(??) is not detecting the presence of the
parallel port LP1, and subsiquently no printing is working. The lpd comes
up ok and I can configure the printer and queue properly.

I am using the Gnome Workstation configuration (KDE does the same) using
both default settings selected settings.

I have this problem on two machines and in both cases the parallel port is
detected automatically and works properly using other Operating System
vendors (NT and Solaris Intel x386).

I am fairly new to LINUX and may need a walk through installing Patcheds or

If you need further information I can run down the information in the logs
that you may require.

Thanks in advance,

Reuben Finstrom
Bloomington Minnesota.

Comment 1 Cristian Gafton 2000-01-27 08:14:59 UTC
I suspect this is the problem with the pc_parport alias device outlined in the
errata for the lpd package, but I assign it to the kernel folks to check it out

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2000-02-05 21:35:59 UTC
This is fixed in a later version of the installer and in the latest
modutils in rawhide.


alias parport_lowlevel parport_pc

to /etc/conf.modules.

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