FreeBSD 6.0/6.1: open ("/dev/lpt0" ...) hangs up

Greg Black gjb at
Sat Jul 22 06:01:38 UTC 2006

On 2006-07-21, george+freebsd at wrote:

> This problem is also present in 6.0.  Why haven't a whole bunch of
> people already run into it?  Am I the only person still using a
> parallel port printer and (at first) a generic kernel?

I use parallel printers under 6.0 and 6.1 on i386 and amd64
generic kernels and have never had a problem.  So your issue
must be a little more specific than you've so far identified.


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