From: Wesley Darlington (wesley at domain yelsew.com)
Date: Thu 27 May 1999 - 15:41:14 IST
On Wed, May 26, 1999 at 11:49:29AM +0100, Brian Nesbitt wrote:
> I recently installed RH5.2 with major problems. First of all
> the computer cannot detect a bootable partition on the hard drive.
> I tried absolutly everything but to no avail so I just use a boot
> floppy. The next problem was to set up the printer. I am using
> 2.2.9 and when the kernel is loading it finds the printer (parport0)
> but when I try to use apsfilters or printtool it can't find any devices
> connected to the parallel ports, I believe it should be on /dev/lp1.
> I get the following error from printtool:
> lpr: connect: Connection refused
> jobs queued, but cannot start daemon.
> the print daemon is running but do I need a newer version for 2.2.x?
Don't 2.1.x/2.2.x use a different printer numbering strategy for printers
than 2.0.x? It starts counting at zero instead of one? Anyway, try lp0
instead of lp1.
> Ps since the kernel finds the printer on /dev/parport0 can I sym link
> /dev/lpx to this. Don't want to try it yet in case I wreck something.
I don't think you need to. I don't even think you should. ;-)
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