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Old 10-30-2004, 08:47 PM   #1
dtcamargo
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Parallel port printer


I am a slackware 10.0 user and I couldn't install my HP Apollo P-2200 parallel port printer.
I found suport for USB and serial port printers but none for parallel port printers.
I figured it out that the sistem suport for this port is disable so I did what I could to enable it
but it didnt work out.
If anyone know something about it please let me know.

sorry for my poor writing, English is not my native language..

thanks in advance
 
Old 10-31-2004, 12:34 AM   #2
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Just to clarify a little bit, are you needing help getting the parallel port to work or drivers for the printer? Support for the parallel port is done in the kernel and you may can find a driver for it through CUPS.

I found a driver here.

http://www.linuxprinting.org/show_pr...=Apollo-P-2200

There is excellent documentation on the website too.

Hope that helps.



Oh, they seam to hide that thing pretty good. I like not to have never found it either.
 
Old 10-31-2004, 05:06 AM   #3
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have yo tried "/sbin/insmod parport" as root ?
(you may configure your printer typing via http://127.0.0.1:631 (cupsd must be running!)
on slackware /etc/rc.d/rc.cupsd start , don't forget to install cupsd before ;-)
 
Old 10-31-2004, 07:07 PM   #4
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OK. when I go to http://127.0.0.1:631, and start adding a printer, when i get to the section "Device", it shows a list of dozens of serial ports and usb ports,it also shows suport for appsocket/HPjetdirect, and some internet printers options and scsi suport aswell, but there is no parallel port suport. what should i do in this case?
 
Old 10-31-2004, 10:11 PM   #5
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I would check dmesg and see if the drivers for the parallel port are loading. It may be that you have both problems. 1; parallel port not enabled, 2; no driver for the printer.

It should look something like this:

Code:
parport0: PC-style at 0x378 (0x778) [PCSPP,TRISTATE,EPP]
parport0: irq 7 detected
lp0: using parport0 (polling).
Yours may vary a bit though. There are different options for the port. Command for that:

Code:
dmesg | grep parport
If that doesn't say anything, just type in dmesg and look through it to see if it is there as something else.

Post back what you find out.

 
  


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