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Frank Elsner 02-05-2011 03:41 PM

Can't print to parallel port with Fedora 14
 
On Sat, 05 Feb 2011 16:25:40 +0000 Colin Paul Adams wrote:
> I have a laser printer which was working fine. Unfortunately the
> computer to which it was attached (which was running Fedora 12) proved
> to be sick.
>
> So I've tried moving the printer to two other computers in turn (one
> 32-bit, one 64-bit) running Fedora 14. I cannot get it to work on either
> of them.
>
> I get the message:
>
> lp: driver loaded but no devices found
>
> I tried googling which suggested trying:
>
> alias parport_lowlevel parport_pc
> options parport_pc io=0x378,0x278 irq=7,auto
>
> although this was rather an old message. I tried this and got:
>
> Feb 5 16:14:17 susannah kernel: [ 582.886574] parport 0x378 (WARNING): CTR: wrote 0x0c, read 0xff
> Feb 5 16:14:17 susannah kernel: [ 582.886579] parport 0x378 (WARNING): DATA: wrote 0xaa, read 0xff
> Feb 5 16:14:17 susannah kernel: [ 582.886581] parport 0x378: You gave this address, but there is probably no parallel port there!
> Feb 5 16:14:17 susannah kernel: [ 582.886601] parport0: PC-style at 0x378, irq 7 [PCSPP,TRISTATE]
> Feb 5 16:14:17 susannah kernel: [ 582.967136] parport 0x278 (WARNING): CTR: wrote 0x0c, read 0xff
> Feb 5 16:14:17 susannah kernel: [ 582.967140] parport 0x278 (WARNING): DATA: wrote 0xaa, read 0xff
> Feb 5 16:14:17 susannah kernel: [ 582.967141] parport 0x278: You gave this address, but there is probably no parallel port there!

The parallel interface may be disabled in BIOS.


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Colin Paul Adams 02-05-2011 03:51 PM

Can't print to parallel port with Fedora 14
 
>>>>> "Frank" == Frank Elsner <frank@moltke28.B.Shuttle.DE> writes:

Frank> On Sat, 05 Feb 2011 16:25:40 +0000 Colin Paul Adams wrote:
>> I have a laser printer which was working fine. Unfortunately the
>> computer to which it was attached (which was running Fedora 12)
>> proved to be sick.
>>
>> So I've tried moving the printer to two other computers in turn
>> (one 32-bit, one 64-bit) running Fedora 14. I cannot get it to
>> work on either of them.
>>
>> I get the message:
>>
>> lp: driver loaded but no devices found

Frank> The parallel interface may be disabled in BIOS.

Thanks Frank. That was indeed the case.
Working now.
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