On Tuesday 29 June 2004 10:11 am, Dan Nelson wrote: > In the last episode (Jun 29), DA. Forsyth said: > > I've got 5.2.1-RELEASE on a P4 1.1Ghz machine I've setup a HP > > laserjet (iiP) on the first parallel port using a simple filter to > > get the lines feeding correctly. > > > > Sometimes it actually prints, but mostly it will send the job to the > > printer then WAAAAAIT till I formfeed. After that it will NOT access > > the printer. LPQ reports jobs in the queue, but also says 'waiting > > for lp to become ready (offline?)' > > > > the printer is not offline. the cable it ok etc etc etc resetting > > etc in LPC makes no difference > > > > I just need some simple text printing from this thing, can it really > > be so hard? > > > > dmesg says about 'ppc' > > ppc0 port 0x378-0x37f irq 7 on acpi0 > > ppc0: Generic chipset (NIBBLE-only) in COMPATIBLE mode > > ppbus0: <Parallel port bus> on ppc0 > > which is correct > > > > anyhow, I read the printing bit of the handbook, which referred me to > > the IRQ setting and mentions some HP printers not working in IRQ > > mode. I commented the relevant line in /boot/device.hints and > > rebooted no change. > > Use the lptcontrol command to switch between polling and interrupt mode.
I used a simple shell script to execute lptcontrol -p I haven't had to do this since my June 23rd build world/build kernel, though. I'm running 5.2-CURRENT. Tim _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"