setting LPT1 to polled mode via acpi
vic at avec.ua
Tue Jun 29 01:50:38 PDT 2004
I have this problem to.
I'm change conncetion to my printer (hp1200) from LPT to USB.
В вт, 29.06.2004, в 12:32, DA. Forsyth пишет:
> Hiya all
> I've got 5.2.1-RELEASE on a P4 1.1Ghz machine
> I've setup a HP laserjet (iiP) on the first parallel port using a simple
> filter to get the lines feeding correctly.
> Sometimes it actually prints, but mostly it will
> send the job to the printer then WAAAAAIT till I formfeed.
> After that it will NOT access the printer.
> LPQ reports jobs in the queue, but also says
> 'waiting for lp to become ready (offline?)'
> the printer is not offline. the cable it ok etc etc etc
> resetting etc in LPC makes no difference
> I just need some simple text printing from this thing, can it really
> be so hard?
> dmesg says about 'ppc'
> ppc0 port 0x378-0x37f irq 7 on acpi0
> ppc0: Generic chipset (NIBBLE-only) in COMPATIBLE mode
> ppbus0: <Parallel port bus> on ppc0
> which is correct
> anyhow, I read the printing bit of the handbook, which referred me to
> the IRQ setting and mentions some HP printers not working in IRQ
> I commented the relevant line in /boot/device.hints
> and rebooted
> no change.
> I then read some more and went along to the acpi(4) man page and got
> no further than suspecting
> Override the interrupt to use.
> is what I need to use to disable the IRQ on the parallel port (I
> cannot do it in BIOS)
> however, nowhere can I find out what to put instead of %d.%d.%d to
> tell it to NOT use IRQ's for the printer port, there is simply no
> explanation for those numbers.
> please help
> I need to print some of the conf files before I rebuild this box with an
> IDE RAID card for the disks....
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