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Old 01-10-2005, 09:59 PM   #1
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My Printer and CUPS


I am having a problem trying to get my printer set up. I've never had a problem in the past.

For some reason when I edit /etc/rc.d/rc.modules and edit out the following:

/sbin/modprobe parport_pc
/sbin/modprobe lp

I get insmod errors when I boot up and CUPS won't recognize my parallel port.

Has anyone else had this problem? I've installed CUPS other times and haven't had any problems. Thanks!
 
Old 01-10-2005, 10:06 PM   #2
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OS?
Printer model?
more info...
 
Old 01-10-2005, 10:11 PM   #3
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I am using Slackware-current. Printer model is no big deal. Its a parallel printer. I just need CUPS to recognize my parallel port. Thats the main problem. Thanks.
 
Old 01-10-2005, 10:14 PM   #4
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Re: My Printer and CUPS

Quote:
Originally posted by imagreg
I am having a problem trying to get my printer set up. I've never had a problem in the past.

For some reason when I edit /etc/rc.d/rc.modules and edit out the following:

/sbin/modprobe parport_pc
/sbin/modprobe lp

I get insmod errors when I boot up and CUPS won't recognize my parallel port.

Has anyone else had this problem? I've installed CUPS other times and haven't had any problems. Thanks!
Are you using a custom compiled kernel? If you are, check whether you have compiled in support for parallel port.
 
Old 01-10-2005, 10:22 PM   #5
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Nope...I'm just using the stock kernel. I keep getting wierd errors at boot up when I uncomment out the lines below. I've never gotten them before.

/sbin/modprobe parport_pc
/sbin/modprobe lp


insmod parport_lowlevel failed and so on.
 
Old 01-10-2005, 10:48 PM   #6
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Please post your dmesg output.
Maybe you are having a hardware problem.

To get dmesg on a file just
Code:
dmesg >> /home/mydmesg.txt
 
Old 01-10-2005, 11:23 PM   #7
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Is the port enabled in the bios?
The two modprobes need options if your parallel port is at an unusual I/O address or IRQ
Some SuperI/O chips don't play to well with Linux, maybe why the parallel port was disabled by default.
 
  


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