Printer problem

Jason Corcoran jason at corcoran.tc
Fri May 11 13:47:46 BST 2001


Thanks for the reply,

I can use the printer under windows so the cable and hardware are fine, 
Sohuld have said this in the first post ...

I'll check your suggestions tonight, using Linux at work !!

JAson.

On Friday 11 May 2001 13:26, Antony T Curtis wrote:
> Jason Corcoran wrote:
> > List,
> >
> > 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
> > su
> > 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?
>
> Often simple things like bad cable can be a real show-stopper.
>
> Also, I find that using the printer port in compatibility mode is a
> bad-idea (tm)
>
> Most hardware supports ECP and/or EPP.... If your ECP hardware is good,
> use it, otherwise use EPP. The end result is much lower interrupt stress
> on the system and much faster throughput. (ECP supports up to 2Mb/s....
> in COMPATIBLE mode, the best you can expect is around 50Kb/s)
>
> Do a 'man ppc' and check out the flags - and recompile the kernel with
> the options you desire.

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Thanks.
Jason Corcoran.
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