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Old 09-21-2000, 10:52 AM   #1
kaptain_lu
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My Compaq Presario PI-333 running RedHat 6.1 reports that the printer ports lp0 lp1 lp2 are not detected when I run printtool. The parallel port (printer) does work in windows, so I don't believe there is a hardware problem. As with every other hardware type problem I had with Linux (modem, sound card, nic) buying a new one always fixes the problem. Not this time, I bought a new parallel port and set the jumpers to IRQ and Addresses that were not shown as used in /proc and still the lp ports were not detected. I already have parport and parport_pc installed. Anyone have any advise?

[Edited by kaptain_lu on 09-21-2000 at 03:48 PM]
 
Old 09-21-2000, 08:20 PM   #2
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When you say that parport & parport_pc are installed, do you mean they are present when you issue the 'lsmod' command?

Also, do you see any messages from the parport modules during boot (or perhaps by looking through the output of 'dmesg' after a boot)?

Perhaps you could post both the outputs of lsmod and the dmesg output so we could have a look at what happens when
you boot.
 
Old 09-28-2000, 02:09 PM   #3
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Thanks for your help kill-hup

After an extended silence... I found that I need to start parport_probe and parport_pc rather than parport and parport_pc. The parport_probe starts parport automagically so I have all three. I don't have any of these in a rc.d file anywhere yet so dmesg wont yield any info, I need to figure out which rc.d to put it in first. I have been starting these modules from console.

So now printtool shows lp0 as detected (hurray!) but still won't print anything to my epson color stylus 860 (booo!). I tried print directly to port, print ascii, and all the other options.

Should I need another driver for the printer? Even just to print directly to port?
 
Old 12-11-2000, 11:18 AM   #4
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kaptain_lu I'm in the same boat right now. I've also got an Epson Stylus Color 860. (I'm a newbie. 3 days.)

If you or anybody out there finds a driver for it, please post where you got it from. Thanks.

Otherwise you could pay $40 for the driver at http://www.easysw.com I know I don't want to do that.
 
Old 12-11-2000, 11:23 AM   #5
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kaptain_lu I'm in the same boat right now. I've also got an Epson Stylus Color 860. (I'm a newbie. 3 days.)

If you or anybody out there finds a driver for it, please post where you got it from. Thanks.

Otherwise you could pay $40 for the driver at http://www.easysw.com I know I don't want to do that.
 
Old 12-11-2000, 11:20 PM   #6
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do a search for apsfilter on your filesystem
ie:whereis apsfilter
if you have it run the setup program,select a printer thats not postscript option,then the uniprint option then the any stylus colour 360x360 option.
 
  


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