Printer problems.

Jason Corcoran jason at
Fri May 11 11:21:13 BST 2001


I have a Epson 440 color printer. On start up I can see the printer being 
recognized. When I do a dmesg | grep lpt0 I see the printer and the ppcbus0 .

But If I try to du the following
then lptest > /dev/lpt0 

I get an error saying the device is busy.

I have checked the kernel and there is an entry for lpt. I have set the 
communications settings for IRQ and POLL, lptcontrol -p -d /dev/lpt0

What am I doing wrong?

Jason Corcoran.
email : jason at
sms   : jay at

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