I can't use my parallel printer
The (I think) relevant output of lspci -vvv is...
00:08.0 Parallel controller: NetMos Technology PCI 9865 Multi-I/O Controller (prog-if 03 [IEEE1284])
Subsystem: Device a000:2000
Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR+ FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 64, Cache Line Size: 64 bytes
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 11
Region 0: I/O ports at efa0 [size=8]
Region 1: I/O ports at ef88 [size=8]
Region 2: Memory at febf7000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Region 4: Memory at febf6000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
In response to Netz, when I say "can't use", I mean the printer simply doesn't respond in any way. It and the cables are working, as I've used them with an old non-Linux box.
A little further info that may shed further light is the following result of grepping dmesg for parport...
[ 6.317307] parport_pc 00:08: reported by Plug and Play ACPI
[ 6.317356] parport0: PC-style at 0x378, irq 5 [PCSPP]
[ 31.039493] lp0: using parport0 (interrupt-driven).
It looks like the printer is assigned to parport0, which I assume to be the motherboard parallel port.. How can I assign it either parport_pc or parport0?
Any ideas/suggestions please?
Last edited by TonyBradley
on Sat Sep 14, 2013 12:15 pm, edited 3 times in total.