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Printer not detected in RH 6.1

When i was using my printer (HP Deskjet 895Cse) worked just fine with RH 6.0, now that i have reinstalled under RH 6.1 when i go to set up a printer in lpr it shows "not detected" on the port i used to use (lp0)... any suggestions?      

David
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djtansey
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biardCommented:
How did you set it up in RH 6.0?  Others have tried and failed.  It is not supported?!
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tknayakCommented:
U can use parport for detecting lp ports steps:
1.Add these lines in /etc/rc.d/rc.local file all are in single line ...

/sbin/insmod /lib/modules/2.2.12-20/misc/parport.o

/sbin/insmod /lib/modules/2.2.12-20/misc/parport_pc.o

/sbin/insmod /lib/modules/2.2.12-20/misc/parport_probe.o

/sbin/insmod /lib/modules/2.2.12-20/misc/lp.o


2.Add this line in /etc/lilo.conf
this is also a single line ..

append="parport=0x3bc parport=0x378,7 parport=0x278,auto lp=parport0 lp=parport1 lp=parport2"

and run /sbin/lilo
and restart ur machine and run printtool .. it should work ..
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EatEmAndSmileCommented:
Actually it would be prettier to add your module probing instructions in /etc/rc.d/rc.modules. :)
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djtanseyAuthor Commented:
well my good man, you just won my vote for man of the year! thanks a ton...

now as for what driver i used... i used HP Deskjet 550/560/6xx C
and it worked for me.. although it still prints the text continously.. if you guys want to help with that... add a comment and i will make another question..

thanks again

David
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tknayakCommented:
You have proper driver for that in 6.1
deskjet 850/855/870/1100 series ..try that if this driverdoes not work you can try for HP Deskjet/Deskjet Plus  .
The continuous printing is due to improper drivers.;)
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djtanseyAuthor Commented:
tknayak...

append="parport=0x3bc parport=0x378,7 parport=0x278,auto lp=parport0 lp=parport1 lp=parport2"

gives me a syntax error... it used to work... (though i think it still had the error) and now my printer does not work agan... i am jsut asking a favor... if you answer this and make it work again, i will give you another 50 points...
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