- snip - > > I skipped following steps > > > > 1) > > # ./MAKEDEV port > > > > and > > 2) > > # lptcontrol -i -d /dev/lpt0 > > (to set interrupt-driven mode for lpt0) > > > > and > > 3) > > # lptcontrol -p -d /dev/lpt0 > > (to set polled-mode for lptN) > > > > > > Jumped to; > > # lptest > /dev/lpt0 > > only strange symbols printed and printing continued without stop until I > > removed the paper tray. Communication between printer and port seemed > > working > > It could be that your printer does not understand plain ascii text. What is > the make and model. > > The other possibility is that there is something wrong in the > communications path -- a dud or incorrectly wired cable.
Hi Malcolm, FreeBSD 5.2 Printer HP Desktop 690c =================== Thanks for your response. I missed steps 2) and 3) mentioned above. I performed further test as follows; step-2 # lptcontrol -i -d /dev/lpt0 step-3 # lptcontrol -p -d /dev/lpt0 both without printout rebooted PC because having got printer turned on. The later could not be detected with 'dmesg' ** how can I detect the printer to avoid 'reboot' ?????? After reboot # dmesg Probing for PnP devices on ppbus0: ppbus0: <HEWLETT-PACKARD DESKJET 690C> MLC,PCL,PML plip0: <PLIP network interface> on ppbus0 lpt0: <Printer> on ppbus0 lpt0: Interrupt-driven port ppi0: <Parallel I/O> on ppbus0 # ls -l /dev/lpt0 crw------- 1 root wheel 16, 0 Mar 9 01:17 /dev/lpt0 Repeated step-2 and step-3 above (also no printout) # lptest > /dev/lpt0 One line printed on 1st paper as follow; !"#$%&'()* +,-./0123456789:;<=>[EMAIL PROTECTED] It seemed OK but feed-in paper continued with 'no_paper' light on (I put only 1 paper in the tray) B.R. satimis _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"