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Old 10-12-2003, 11:02 PM   #1
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system doens'nt recognize /dev/lp0

I have Red Hat 9 dual booted with Win 98.

I just bought and installed an Epson C82 printer and installed it on the parallel port. After the initial installation something went wrong on the Win98 installation. (I installed updated drivers from the Epson website but they seemed to install on USB.) I ended up having to delete the device LPT1 and re-installing that, then re-installing the printer again.

Works fine.

It also worked on the Linux until I ran into the Win98 problem.

I think I may have to do something similar in RH9. Since the Win98 problems it doesn't recognize the printer or /dev/lp0 when I attempt to re-install.

Any suggestion. Nice printer, and I would like to use it on Linux. It has nice Linux drivers but there seems to be a problem with the port.

[tom@localhost tom]$ /sbin/lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX Host bridge (rev 02)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX AGP bridge (rev 02)
00:07.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ISA (rev 02)
00:07.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE (rev 01)
00:07.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 USB (rev 01)
00:07.3 Bridge: Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI (rev 02)
00:0e.0 Multimedia video controller: Zoran Corporation ZR36120 (rev 03)
00:0f.0 Multimedia audio controller: Aureal Semiconductor Vortex 1 (rev 02)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVidia / SGS Thomson (Joint Venture) Riva128 (rev 21)

[tom@localhost tom]$ uname -r



Last edited by twcinpa; 10-13-2003 at 09:04 AM.
Old 10-13-2003, 09:03 AM   #2
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lsmod results

If this helps:

[root@localhost tom]# /sbin/lsmod
Module Size Used by Not tainted
lp 8996 0 (autoclean)
parport 37056 0 (autoclean) [lp]
autofs 13268 0 (autoclean) (unused)
ppp_deflate 4504 1 (autoclean)
zlib_deflate 21400 0 (autoclean) [ppp_deflate]
ppp_async 9440 1 (autoclean)
ppp_generic 24444 3 (autoclean) [ppp_deflate ppp_async]
slhc 6756 1 (autoclean) [ppp_generic]
ipt_REJECT 3992 6 (autoclean)
iptable_filter 2412 1 (autoclean)
ip_tables 15096 2 [ipt_REJECT iptable_filter]
sg 36524 0 (autoclean)
sr_mod 18136 0 (autoclean)
microcode 4668 0 (autoclean)
ide-scsi 12208 0
scsi_mod 107544 3 [sg sr_mod ide-scsi]
ide-cd 35712 0
cdrom 33728 0 [sr_mod ide-cd]
audio 46680 0 (unused)
soundcore 6404 0 [audio]
keybdev 2976 0 (unused)
mousedev 5556 1
hid 22244 0 (unused)
input 5856 0 [keybdev mousedev hid]
usb-uhci 26412 0 (unused)
usbcore 79040 1 [audio hid usb-uhci]
ext3 70784 2
jbd 51924 2 [ext3]

Last edited by twcinpa; 10-14-2003 at 08:05 PM.


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