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Bug 8847 - system can not find parallel port in /dev
Summary: system can not find parallel port in /dev
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] Core system (show other bugs)
Hardware: x86 Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: SpanKY
Depends on:
Reported: 2002-10-07 06:38 UTC by Russell Sutherland
Modified: 2003-02-04 19:42 UTC (History)
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Description Russell Sutherland 2002-10-07 06:38:25 UTC
I've the parallel port enabled in the kernel.
Its found upon boot up
I'm using the devfs file system for /dev

There is no device (/dev/lp0) in the /dev directory
Comment 1 SpanKY gentoo-dev 2002-10-07 09:08:49 UTC
lp is for line printer 
parport is for parallel ports 
Comment 2 Russell Sutherland 2002-10-07 09:27:14 UTC

I've used /dev/lp for parallel interfaces on intel hardware
with Linux for a long time. Is this a 2.4x kernel change?

I'll try using/looking for the new device.

Comment 3 SpanKY gentoo-dev 2002-10-07 09:34:37 UTC
you can enable paraport support w/out enabling paraport printer support ...