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Old 08-02-2005, 03:40 AM   #1
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unable to load parallel port drivers for cups

I am using cups-1.1.23, my parallel port devices is not getting loaded. "lpinfo -v" dosent list "direct parallel:/dev/lp0".. how do i include it ??
Old 08-05-2005, 01:43 PM   #2
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? lp and cups are two differnet methods of controlling print servers. Which one you wanna use?

Best way to configure CUPS is via the browser, port 631 on the server ip gets you there.
Old 08-05-2005, 10:52 PM   #3
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Not sure what the 'lpinfo' command does. But a parallel printer installed under CUPS should certainly show up as parallel:/dev/lp0.

Check the output of 'lsmod' for kernel module 'lp'. If it's not there you could try loading it with 'modprobe lp'. It should automatically also load the 'parport' module. Then see if you can find your printer with the CUPS interface described in the previous post.
Old 09-03-2005, 04:19 PM   #4
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You have to load the parallel port modules and restart cups.

sh> modprobe lp

to verify if drivers are loaded

sh> lsmod | grep parport
parport_pc 24388 1
parport 30792 2 parport_pc,lp


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