On Thu, 20 May 2004, Donald Szatkowski wrote: > I have installed FreeBSD 4.10r2 and am having trouble with the printer setup. > This is on and OLD Gateway P5-100, 128mb ram (yah-100Mhz!).
This should be fine. > It is a direct connect to the parallel port. My main source document > is the FreeBSD Handbook, 2nd ed. and the online Handbook @ > FreeBSD.org. I have the necc. files as directed by Chapter 11, but am > still having problems. (/etc/printcap, /dev/lpt0, etc). When I test > with #lptest >/dev/lpt0, I get nothing. Some printers are not capable of printing plain text. You do not mention which printer you have. > My initial install selection was for parallel printing. And checking > rc.conf shows "lpd="YES". It should be lpd_enable="YES". > When I "#grep ppc0 /var/run/dmesg.boot" I get the message, "can not > reserve input output range". When I"#dmesg | grep lpt0" I get the > message, "lpt0 not configured". These are a problem. Please post the entire, exact lines returned as results of these commands. At this point, I suggest you do not install any additional printing software until you have identified the make and model of printer and sorted out why you are seeing the odd errors above. -Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"