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Bug 8068 - Printing _still_ broken
Summary: Printing _still_ broken
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: printtool
Version: 6.1
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-12-30 17:43 UTC by andy
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2000-02-05 02:17:03 UTC

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Description andy 1999-12-30 17:43:46 UTC
Please note I have the module.

[root@neuromancer andy]# head -1 /etc/conf.modules
alias parport_lowlevel parport_pc
[root@neuromancer log]# /sbin/lsmod | grep ^par
parport_pc              5620   1  (autoclean)
parport                 7124   1  (autoclean) [parport_pc lp]

As of 30th Dec 1999 I have latest (rawhide) printtool/rhs-printfilters.

I can get printtool to detect my Canon 610 (sometimes).
But I have never managed to get any output.

[root@neuromancer log]# /etc/rc.d/init.d/lpd restart
Shutting down lpd:                                         [  OK  ]
Starting lpd:                                              [  OK  ]
[root@neuromancer andy]# lpr foo.c
lpr: connect: Connection refused
jobs queued, but cannot start daemon.

Even with the module I can not detect the printer a second time
for another queue.

Completely broken and nothing logged anywhere.


Comment 1 andy 2000-01-02 12:05:59 UTC
After including the extra line in conf.modules the line

modprobe: can't locate module char-major-108

is reported all over the place, particually ppp.

lpd (sometimes) also reports
parport0: detected irq 7; use procfs to enable interrupt-driven operation.
parport0: no IEEE-1284 device present.

procinfo has nothing under irq7 - it's not even listed.

Q. which module is char-major-108, how can I find out what make options are
Q. how do i get proc to see irq7/parrallel port?


Comment 2 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2000-01-18 10:19:59 UTC
Does lpr 0.48 fix this?
Also, since it's complaining about a missing char-major-108, I'd assume you're
using a custom kernel. Which version?
char-major-108 is /dev/ppp, does adding
	alias char-major-108 ppp
to /etc/conf.modules get rid of this?
Is your printer port in the BIOS set to EPP, ECP, Bidirectional or SPP?

Comment 3 andy 2000-01-20 18:55:59 UTC
I've tried all bios settings &
lpr 0.48 preset - no doesn't fix problem

lpd reports
kernel: parport0:detected irq 7 use procfs to enable interrupt-driven
kernel: parport0: no IEEE-1284 device present.
kernel: lp0: using parport0 (polling).
kernel is version 2.2.12

printtool still can't detect printer

irq 7 is correct which parrallel port bios setting do you recommend?

Comment 4 Nalin Dahyabhai 2000-02-05 02:17:59 UTC
The ppp warning is normal for a 2.2 kernel when pppd tries to determine if the
kernel supports /dev/ppp-style devices, something that isn't present in 2.2.x.

What are the contents of your /etc/printcap file?

Comment 5 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2000-08-03 12:03:33 UTC
Closed due to lack of user input

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