Parallel Port problem - Hardware

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  1. Parallel Port problem

    I have opensuse 10.2 and a HP LaserJet 1100A parallel laser printer.
    Drivers for this printer is available. I have them. My problem is I
    cannot find any printer in parallel port. If I could find the printer
    I would install the drivers.

    In system logs there's an error message like this:

    May 26 21:28:14 suse kernel: parport0: PC-style at 0x378 (0x778)
    [PCSPP,TRISTATE]
    May 26 21:28:14 suse kernel: parport0: Printer, Hewlett-Packard HP
    LaserJet 1100
    May 26 21:28:14 suse kernel: parport 0x17a (WARNING): CTR: wrote 0x0c,
    read 0xff
    May 26 21:28:14 suse kernel: parport 0x17a (WARNING): DATA: wrote
    0xaa, read 0xff
    May 26 21:28:14 suse kernel: parport 0x17a: You gave this address, but
    there is probably no parallel port there!
    May 26 21:28:14 suse kernel: parport0: PC-style at 0x17a, irq
    -144208688 [PCSPP,TRISTATE]
    May 26 21:28:14 suse kernel: parport0: irq -144208688 in use,
    resorting to polled operation
    May 26 21:28:14 suse kernel: lp0: using parport0 (polling).
    May 26 21:28:15 suse kernel: parport0: PC-style at 0x378 (0x778)
    [PCSPP,TRISTATE]
    May 26 21:28:15 suse kernel: parport0: Printer, Hewlett-Packard HP
    LaserJet 1100
    May 26 21:28:15 suse kernel: ppa: Version 2.07 (for Linux 2.4.x)
    May 26 21:28:15 suse kernel: end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
    May 26 21:28:16 suse kernel: end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
    May 26 21:28:21 suse kernel: end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0


    Any suggestions?

    Thanks
    Iyigun


  2. Re: Parallel Port problem

    iyiguncevik@gmail.com writes:
    >I have opensuse 10.2 and a HP LaserJet 1100A parallel laser printer.
    >Drivers for this printer is available. I have them. My problem is I
    >cannot find any printer in parallel port. If I could find the printer
    >I would install the drivers.
    >
    >In system logs there's an error message like this:

    ....
    >May 26 21:28:15 suse kernel: parport0: PC-style at 0x378 (0x778)
    >[PCSPP,TRISTATE]
    >May 26 21:28:15 suse kernel: parport0: Printer, Hewlett-Packard HP
    >LaserJet 1100


    Looks to me like it found your printer all right.

    - anton
    --
    M. Anton Ertl Some things have to be seen to be believed
    anton@mips.complang.tuwien.ac.at Most things have to be believed to be seen
    http://www.complang.tuwien.ac.at/anton/home.html

  3. Re: Parallel Port problem

    iyiguncevik@gmail.com wrote:

    > I have opensuse 10.2 and a HP LaserJet 1100A parallel laser printer.
    > Drivers for this printer is available. I have them. My problem is I
    > cannot find any printer in parallel port. If I could find the printer
    > I would install the drivers.
    >
    > In system logs there's an error message like this:
    >
    > May 26 21:28:14 suse kernel: parport0: PC-style at 0x378 (0x778)
    > [PCSPP,TRISTATE]
    > May 26 21:28:14 suse kernel: parport0: Printer, Hewlett-Packard HP
    > LaserJet 1100
    > May 26 21:28:14 suse kernel: parport 0x17a (WARNING): CTR: wrote 0x0c,
    > read 0xff
    > May 26 21:28:14 suse kernel: parport 0x17a (WARNING): DATA: wrote
    > 0xaa, read 0xff
    > May 26 21:28:14 suse kernel: parport 0x17a: You gave this address, but
    > there is probably no parallel port there!
    > May 26 21:28:14 suse kernel: parport0: PC-style at 0x17a, irq
    > -144208688 [PCSPP,TRISTATE]
    > May 26 21:28:14 suse kernel: parport0: irq -144208688 in use,
    > resorting to polled operation
    > May 26 21:28:14 suse kernel: lp0: using parport0 (polling).
    > May 26 21:28:15 suse kernel: parport0: PC-style at 0x378 (0x778)
    > [PCSPP,TRISTATE]
    > May 26 21:28:15 suse kernel: parport0: Printer, Hewlett-Packard HP
    > LaserJet 1100
    > May 26 21:28:15 suse kernel: ppa: Version 2.07 (for Linux 2.4.x)
    > May 26 21:28:15 suse kernel: end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
    > May 26 21:28:16 suse kernel: end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
    > May 26 21:28:21 suse kernel: end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
    >
    >
    > Any suggestions?
    >
    > Thanks
    > Iyigun

    All this time i thought that the "parport" driver was used to address
    parallel port connected mass storage and dongels. The kernel intrinsic
    parallel driver should be used to talk to the printer. References to
    address 0x17a are to an external pseudo-ISA I/O address for an FDC.
    --
    JosephKK
    Gegen dummheit kampfen die Gotter Selbst, vergebens.**
    --Schiller

  4. Re: Parallel Port problem

    On Jun 2, 8:51 pm, joseph2k wrote:
    > iyigunce...@gmail.com wrote:
    > > I have opensuse 10.2 and a HP LaserJet 1100A parallel laser printer.
    > > Drivers for this printer is available. I have them. My problem is I
    > > cannot find any printer in parallel port. If I could find the printer
    > > I would install the drivers.

    >
    > > In system logs there's an error message like this:

    >
    > > May 26 21:28:14 suse kernel: parport0: PC-style at 0x378 (0x778)
    > > [PCSPP,TRISTATE]
    > > May 26 21:28:14 suse kernel: parport0: Printer, Hewlett-Packard HP
    > > LaserJet 1100
    > > May 26 21:28:14 suse kernel: parport 0x17a (WARNING): CTR: wrote 0x0c,
    > > read 0xff
    > > May 26 21:28:14 suse kernel: parport 0x17a (WARNING): DATA: wrote
    > > 0xaa, read 0xff
    > > May 26 21:28:14 suse kernel: parport 0x17a: You gave this address, but
    > > there is probably no parallel port there!
    > > May 26 21:28:14 suse kernel: parport0: PC-style at 0x17a, irq
    > > -144208688 [PCSPP,TRISTATE]
    > > May 26 21:28:14 suse kernel: parport0: irq -144208688 in use,
    > > resorting to polled operation
    > > May 26 21:28:14 suse kernel: lp0: using parport0 (polling).
    > > May 26 21:28:15 suse kernel: parport0: PC-style at 0x378 (0x778)
    > > [PCSPP,TRISTATE]
    > > May 26 21:28:15 suse kernel: parport0: Printer, Hewlett-Packard HP
    > > LaserJet 1100
    > > May 26 21:28:15 suse kernel: ppa: Version 2.07 (for Linux 2.4.x)
    > > May 26 21:28:15 suse kernel: end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
    > > May 26 21:28:16 suse kernel: end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
    > > May 26 21:28:21 suse kernel: end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0

    >
    > > Any suggestions?

    >
    > > Thanks
    > > Iyigun

    >
    > All this time i thought that the "parport" driver was used to address
    > parallel port connected mass storage and dongels. The kernel intrinsic
    > parallel driver should be used to talk to the printer. References to
    > address 0x17a are to an external pseudo-ISA I/O address for an FDC.
    > --
    > JosephKK
    > Gegen dummheit kampfen die Gotter Selbst, vergebens.
    > --Schiller


    Hi,
    I really don't understand what's going on. kernel finds my HP printer
    in parport0, but on the other hand I don't have /dev/parport0, I only
    have /dev/lp0 and it doesn't work. I'm stuck!

    Iyigun


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