Originally Posted by atvidal
First, thank you all for such a quick response. used the system, administration, printers and there selected the IBM then the PrinterProII as per above instructions. this installed the printer as parallel:/dev/lp0. Tried to print a test page, and nada, Zip.
I thank you all in advance, Andres
Just snap yourself a cheap print server like this one http://fruttenboel.verhoeven272.nl/net/printsrv.html
and you're home free.
- is your printer connected to lp0?
- is the address of lp0 standard?
Read this http://fruttenboel.verhoeven272.nl/mocka/findport.html
to get some clues for finding the I/O address. Perhaps I should make the findPort command available for download.
Is your cable connected?
Is the printer online?
Is the cartridge full?
Does the printer print the stand alone printer test page?
in a terminal try this:
cat /proc/ioports | grep lp
and see which ports are active and at what address.