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Old 04-10-2009, 02:20 AM   #1
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Unhappy Parallel Printer Issues


Hi,

Just installed a PCI parallel card into my Linux box

Checked lspci to see if it recognizes it;

[root@WarbBox2 ~]# lspci

08:00.0 Parallel controller: NetMos Technology PCI 9865 Multi-I/O Controller
08:01.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82557/8/9/0/1 Ethernet Pro 100 (rev 08)

[root@WarbBox2 ~]#

Looks ok

Then i checked the lsmod to see if the modules were loaded;

[root@WarbBox2 ~]# lsmod

parport_pc 62313 0
lp 47121 0
parport 73165 2 parport_pc,lp

bit confused though - shouldn't there only be one lp module.

Anyway, tried to print from the command line by using;

# cat paul.txt>/dev/lp

nothing

Can anyone see anything obviously wrong here? Help appreciated
 
Old 04-10-2009, 08:15 AM   #2
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parport_pc 62313 0
lp 47121 0
parport 73165 2 parport_pc,lp
See 'man lsmod'
"The format is name, size, use count, list of referring modules. The
information displayed is identical to that available from /proc/modules."

> > Modules used by other modules can be shown several times
in column two.

You will have to set up your printer with # 'system-config-printer'
or with http://localhost:631/ , else no printing !

The only important information is missing : Name and type no. of printer.
.....

Last edited by knudfl; 04-10-2009 at 08:17 AM.
 
Old 04-11-2009, 04:08 AM   #3
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I ended up removing the parallel port card and plugging the printer into the USB port. Worked fine so didn't take the issue any further.
 
  


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