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Linux doesn't detect my printer

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I used printtool to configure my printer (canon bj200), but linux said that it can't detect my printer at lp0, lp1, and lp2. I am using redhat linux 5.0 with kernel 2.0.35.

I also tried 'echo "hi" > /dev/lp1" ,also use lp2, and lp0, but none of them work.

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KURGAN earned 70 total points
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have you attempt to modify your /etc/printcap?
you may write in it somthing like this:

lp:\
        :lp=/dev/lp1:sd=/usr/spool/lp1:\
        :lf=/usr/adm/lpd-errs:sh:sh:\
        :if=/usr/bin/filtro.sh:rw:

the spool directory you have to do it before.
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by:screwdriver
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I have solved the problem. I forgot to include pararell printer support when I reconfigured my kernel. Thanks anyway.
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