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Old 01-31-2004, 07:52 PM   #1
novak
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Unhappy Hidden Simple Parallel Port Problem, Croching Stupid Newbie


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My Parallel port is not working (not configured) in SuSE 9.0 Profressional which also means it's unable to find the printer. My printer is a HP Deskjet 5550 and is fully supported by SuSE 9.0 so i know it's the port being not configured properly. So far i've changed my /etc/modules.conf file from advice from another member. close but no cigar.. less errors still no communication with the printer. heres the lines that i changed in the /etc/modules.conf file.

/etc/modules.conf < snips..... also i didn't know what the protocol is/was
so i've tried.. 'frpw' 'lp0' and 'lpr'

########################################################################
# For parallel port devices, uncomment the following two lines and
# change "frpw" to the protocol type you use
########################################################################

post-install paride insmod lpr
pre-remove paride rmmod lpr

/~~/

alias parport_lowlevel parport_pc
options parport_pc io=0x378 irq=none
# If you have multiple parallel ports, specify them this way:
# options parport_pc io=0x378,0x278 irq=none,none

And after i get this working.. onwards to cry some more over the internal modem.. thats detected, similar probs.. BLOODY RAM EATING MICRO XP SHITs
 
Old 01-31-2004, 09:53 PM   #2
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Make sure that the parport is enabled in your bios of your computer.

See if you have kudzu available to start as a service.


SuSE has the best documentation out there. Don't you have the Docs? I STILL use my old SuSE 7.0 pro documentation as a reference.
 
Old 02-01-2004, 05:04 AM   #3
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I don't seem to have kudza. And i can't find the BIOS to enable parport... im guessing this is a linux bios thing since the port has worked in windows and other linux distros i have installed. This is a laptop to if that may cause any problems. As for documentation, i just got a copy of the net so i have now manuals and everytime i look for documentation in the menus i get KDE or GNOME related stuff.
 
  


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