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Bug 8278 - parallel port not detected after installation
Summary: parallel port not detected after installation
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 5680
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: control-panel
Version: 6.1
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: johnsnom
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 2000-01-07 21:07 UTC by fbadescu
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2000-02-05 02:09:34 UTC

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Description fbadescu 2000-01-07 21:07:05 UTC
I could not set up a printer in control panel after I have installed RH
Linux 6.1 over an older version (6.0). Reason: the program did not detect
any parallel ports (lp0,lp1,lp2). Trying to configure it manually gave me
no good result either. I didn't resolve this even when I have used your new
boot disks from your errata web site.Reloading RH Linux 6.0, then UPGRADING
to v6.1 worked around this problem, and I had again the parallel port
correctly detected.

This may seem like a good solution, but you have to take into account the
fact that there are a lot of customers that buy RH Linux 6.1 for the first

The system I worked on is:
AMD K6-220 MHz, 64 MB RAM, two IDE HDD (Western Digital Caviar), IDE
CD-ROM. Linux is on the slave disk (hdb1...hdb8). The master disk (hda*)is
occupied by Windows NT. I boot by using LILO, which is in MBR, on hda.

I hope you will solve this problem and keep me informed about this issue.

Thank you.

Ferdi Badescu.

Comment 1 Nalin Dahyabhai 2000-02-05 02:09:59 UTC
This is a duplicate of bug #5680.  Try the modules package from Raw Hide, or add
this to your /etc/conf.modules to work around it:
alias parport_lowlevel parport_pc

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 5680 ***

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