lpt0 always busy
doconnor at gsoft.com.au
Sun Sep 25 02:54:30 PDT 2005
On Sunday 25 September 2005 17:21, stanley jobson wrote:
> > Usually, if you get "device busy," it means that the printer is simply
> > not on or connected properly. Check your parallel cable.
> unfort. my printer is connected properly and it is on while simply
> trying to open it with open(/dev/lpt0) - lptest > /dev/lpt0 fails too
> so it seems that fbsd expects some kind of status reply from the printer
> - correct?
> if so: how could i by-pass this? (cause my ugly gdi printer is probably
> not able to answer correctly) i just wonna have access to my parallel
> port ...
It expects that your printer will toggle the BUSY line as it should..
I don't believe you'd be able to print on any OS if this was broken.
Are you sure nothing else is using the port? (lpd, cups, etc)
Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer
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