echo "*" >/dev/lp0 does not work for my printer!
jeroencoumans at gmx.net
Mon Jul 7 12:14:10 PDT 2003
Wenrich said the following on 8-7-2003 5:08:
> I tried to check if my printer was working by
> echo -eu "hello\f\r" > /dev/lp0, but nothing happened.
> (The cable connection is no problem)
> The following is the relevant part of the config file
> when I built the kernel:
> The following are messges when system boots:
> parport0: PC-style at 0x378 (0x778) [PCSPP(,...)]
> parport_pc: Via 686A parallel port: io=0x378
> lp0: using parport0 (polling).
> lp0: console ready
> Do I have to build parallel port support right into kernel?
> Is that where the problem lies?
Did you load the correct modules? What's the output of lsmod?
Also, do you have an Epson printer? They need special characters:
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