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Re: [vox-tech] Slackware 10 printing revisited
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Re: [vox-tech] Slackware 10 printing revisited



On Monday 22 November 2004 15:49, Ken Bloom wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 22, 2004 at 02:17:07PM -0800, wild bill wrote:
> > On Monday 22 November 2004 10:53, Henry House wrote:
> > > P? m?ndag, 22 november 2004, skrev wild bill:
> > > > First of all I would like to thank all who
> > > > responeded to my original post.  They verified that
> > > > I was/had been proceeding correctly.
> > > >
> > > > I am still unable to print with my HP 4L printer.
> > > >
> > > > 	Printer connected to Parallel port
> > > > 		PC Parallel Port Support section in
> > > > /etc/rc.d/rc.modules uncommented
> > > > 		Parallel Printer Support  section in
> > > > /etc/rc.d/rc.modules uncommented
> > > >
> > > > 	Using hpijs driver
> > > >
> > > > 	root@OCELOT:/etc/cups# lp0
> > > > 	bash: lp0: command not found
>
> lp0 isn't a command, so just typing lp0 at a shell will
> of course give you that error message.
>
> > > Hello Bill! It sounds like your paralell port may not
> > > be working (still). Here are some ways to test it:
> > >
> > > - Run 'lsmod' and see the the parport, parport_pc,
> > > and lp modules are present.
> >
> > 	parport is present
> > 		parport_pc and lp are absent
>
> try using modprobe to load each of these modules as well
>
> as root
> # modprobe parport_pc
> # modprobe lp
now lsmod shows parport_pc and lp as well as parport 
>
> > > - Run 'echo hello > /dev/lp0' and see if anything
> > > comes out of the printer, if lights blink, etc.
> >
> > 	no response
lights on printer are now on
>
> did you get any complaint about "device not found" or
> something like that?
no
>
> > > - run 'tail on /var/log/syslog' and see if there are
> > > any messages about the printer or parallel port
> > > there.
> >
> > 	none
>
> hey - that's only the last 10 lines of the file. you have
> to have him search the whole thing if you think something
> will be there. judging from what information we have so
> far, I don't think he'll see anything though.
There wasn't anything there on parport, parallel or lp
>
> > > I hope this helps!
> >
There are still no entries for parallel port(s) in the 
Device screen of http://localhost:631/admin
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