Epson P2100 parallel port mode

Roland Smith rsmith at
Fri Mar 9 21:56:12 UTC 2007

On Fri, Mar 09, 2007 at 08:25:34PM +0100, Milan Knizek wrote:
> A search on google revealed that it is possible to switch the port mode 
> to "extended polling" by command "lptcontrol -e -d /dev/lpt0". Then, the 
> printer worked normally.
> "ltpcontrol" supports only connected (and powered on) printers, which is 
> usually not the case during boot, and it must be run with root privileges.
> My question: how do I set the default port mode to "extended polling" instead 
> of "iterrupt driven" during the boot process?

You have to add the setting to /boot/device.hints. See

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