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Old 11-19-2003, 11:36 PM   #1
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parallel printer not recognized

I have an Epson C82 to install on RH9.

Using the printer configuration tool no device is scanned. I'm expecting /dev/lp0 but nothing shows up.

Printer works fine on Win98.
Old 11-20-2003, 05:06 AM   #2
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First you have to check that your kernel has built-in the right options or you have the right modules compiled.

First you go to /usr/src/linux-2.x.xx and execute "make xconfig"

Go to the "Parallel port" and check that you have activated "parallel port support, Pc-Style support and IEEE 1284 support". Then go to Character devices and check that you have activated "Printer parallel support".

After that, recompile your kernel and check also that your BIOS has "EPP 1.9 mode" enabled.

PD: Donīt forget that if you decide to compile those options as modules, you have to include them in "modules.conf" under the /etc directory.

Be lucky
Old 11-20-2003, 09:20 AM   #3
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OK, this is the result from make xconfig:

[root@localhost tom]# cd /usr/src/linux-2.4.20-20.9
[root@localhost linux-2.4.20-20.9]# make xconfig
rm -f include/asm
( cd include ; ln -sf asm-i386 asm)
make -C scripts
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-2.4.20-20.9/scripts'
cat >> ./
./tkparse < ../arch/i386/ >>
KERNTYPE=`sed -n 's_^/\* Kernel type \(.*\) \*/_\1_p' /boot/kernel.h 2>/dev/null`; \
if [ -f configs/*-ERNTYPE.config ]; then \
conf=`echo configs/*-ERNELTYPE.config`; \
echo "set defaults \"\"" >>; \
else \
echo "set defaults \"arch/i386/defconfig\"" >>; \
echo "set ARCH \"i386\"" >>
cat >>
chmod 755
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.4.20-20.9/scripts'
wish -f scripts/
make: wish: Command not found
make: *** [xconfig] Error 127
Old 11-20-2003, 09:55 AM   #4
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Oops, stand by.

It was the setting in the BIOS.

Thank you ilpadrino.



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