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Old 12-18-2003, 07:57 PM   #1
RAYman2k1
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Question parport, parport_pc, parport_lowlevel modules loaded, now what?!


Hi. I installed gentoo linux with the 2.4.2 kernel from scratch using the manual (brrrt brrrrt!!). I can't get my printer to work though... i have installed cups, though the configuration of it is still on hold at a certain point because i can't find where to tell the printer my parallel port is.

I modularized parallel port and pc-style parallel port support in the kernel, recompiled it. now, i start parport, parport_pc, and parport_lowlevel(though this one doesnt show up, but when modprobe-ing it, i dont get any errors) as seen in lsmod:

Module Size Used by Tainted: PF
parport_pc 27816 0
parport 26016 0 [parport_pc]

and when i do dmesg, i get:

parport0: PC-style at 0x378 (0x778) [PCSPP,TRISTATE,EPP]
parport0: irq 7 detected
parport0: Printer, EPSON Stylus COLOR 640

but, when i look in /dev/ i cant seem to find anything that references the parallel port. (no lp0 or parport or anything that logically would be referring to the parallel port)...

what the hell am i doing wrong? because i have tried whatever info i can get my hands on with google....
 
Old 12-18-2003, 10:13 PM   #2
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I'd suggest having a look at
man mknod
or, since it's supposedly gentoo specific,
man MAKEDEV



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