why does boot pauses for 24 seconds polling lp0 ? - Help

This is a discussion on why does boot pauses for 24 seconds polling lp0 ? - Help ; Anybody know what is happening when the boot-up sequences pauses for about 24 seconds with the message: lp0: using parport0 (polling). Is such a pause normal? Everything else during boot-up seems to fly by so much faster. "uname -r" gives: ...

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  1. why does boot pauses for 24 seconds polling lp0 ?

    Anybody know what is happening when the boot-up sequences pauses for about
    24 seconds with the message:

    lp0: using parport0 (polling).

    Is such a pause normal? Everything else during boot-up seems to fly by so
    much faster.

    "uname -r" gives: 2.4.27-2-386

    The parallel port is connected to a perfectly good HP 4l
    which prints fine once the (debian 3.1r1) system is up an running.

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  2. Re: why does boot pauses for 24 seconds polling lp0 ?

    In comp.os.linux.questions Nick Dreyer wrote:
    > Anybody know what is happening when the boot-up sequences pauses for about
    > 24 seconds with the message:
    >
    > lp0: using parport0 (polling).


    Have a look at the boot scripts. Are you sure that it is the parallel port
    that is pausing, or is it something in the script immediately after?

    Try putting some echo statements in to track this.

    Locate the line of the script that is causing the delay, then post it on here.

    Regards,

    Mark.

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