On Friday 09 March 2007 22:56, Roland Smith wrote:
> 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
> http://www.xs4all.nl/~rsmith/freebsd/#parport

Thank you, this helped.

Actually, I have also found a note in gutenprint FAQ that while using USB 
connection, it may help to print to /dev/unlpt0 instead of /dev/ulpt0. I may 
try later to confirm.

Milan Knížek
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