Trevor Prendergast said
> It does appear that Linux cannot see the port due to a
> BIOS setting. I have tried every combination in the
> BIOS - so now I am going to trash Red Hat 6.1, install
> 5.2, make sure it sees my paralell port and upgrade
> (as opposed to install) to 6.1. This should do it.
Egads - your faith in Red Hat's upgrade procedure is touching but
perhaps a tad misplaced. If you really are getting nowhere, I'd definitely
recommend re-compiling a kernel before following the route you mention
which IMHO is unlikely to succeed, never mind solve your problem.
You could recompile a modular kernel, but I'd first try compiling a
monolithic kernel which includes parallel port support and see where
you go from there. BTW if you try to print, and do an lsmod what modules
do you see loaded ?
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