Subject: Ultra 1 parallel port lpt0, bpp0, none working, why?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Andreas Ntaflos <email@example.com>
Date: 09/23/2003 00:01:15
Hello list (again),
Hopefully someone can give me a bit of advice or input on this; I have
an "old" Ultrasparc 1 workstation running NetBSD 1.6.1 smoothly. The
only problem I wasn't able to figure out was how to get any of the
parallel ports working to recognize a connected printer (a quite new
HP LaserJet 3300, but that shouldn't matter, should it?). CUPS is what
I'd like to use and it compiled without any problems (with the needed
dependencies etc etc).
As for kernel configuration:
I used the GENERIC and GENERIC32 kernel config files, renaming them to
HOSTNAME and HOSTNAME32, modifying the "include GENERIC32" line to
HOSTNAME32 and adding support for IPFilter. Other than that I haven't
changed anything in the kernel as it seems to have support for lpt and
bpp enabled by default in the config files.
So what is it I need to do to get the parallel port(s) (lpt, bpp) working?
Have I forgotten anything?
Any help is greatly appreciated!
Thanks in advance,
Andreas "ant" Ntaflos | "A cynic is a man who knows the price of
firstname.lastname@example.org | everything, and the value of nothing."
Vienna, AUSTRIA | Oscar Wilde