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    Default 11.4 can.t find printer.

    Have printer Brother HL-1230 . Working proerly on all previous version, now Yast can.t find printer. Of course, cable connected and Printer is On. If need more info, let me know, please.
    P.S. It.s connected via Serial port, not USB.

    lsdev
    Device DMA IRQ I/O Ports
    ------------------------------------------------
    4
    0000:00:1d.0 ff80-ff9f
    0000:00:1d.1 ff60-ff7f
    0000:00:1d.2 ff40-ff5f
    0000:00:1f.0 0800-087f 0880-08bf
    0000:00:1f.1 0170-0177 01f0-01f7 0376-0376 03f6-03f6 ffa0-ffaf
    0000:00:1f.3 dc80-dc9f
    0000:00:1f.5 d800-d8ff dc40-dc7f
    0000:02:0c.0 ecc0-ecff
    acpi 9
    ACPI 0800-0803 0804-0805 0808-080b 0810-0815 0828-082f
    ata_piix 14 15 0170-0177 01f0-01f7 0376-0376 03f6-03f6 ffa0-ffaf
    cascade 4
    dma 0080-008f
    dma1 0000-001f
    dma2 00c0-00df
    e1000 ecc0-ecff
    ehci_hcd:usb1 23
    eth0 18
    floppy 2 6 03f2-03f2 03f4-03f5 03f7-03f7
    fpu 00f0-00ff
    i801_smbus dc80-dc9f
    i8042 1 12
    Intel d800-d8ff dc40-dc7f
    Intel 82801DB-ICH4 17
    keyboard 0060-0060 0064-0064
    nvidia 16
    parport0 7 0378-037a 0778-077a
    PCI 0cf8-0cff e000-efff
    pic1 0020-0021
    pic2 00a0-00a1
    pnp 0c00-0c7f
    rtc0 8 0070-007f
    serial 03f8-03ff
    timer 0
    timer0 0040-0043
    timer1 0050-0053
    uhci_hcd ff40-ff5f ff60-ff7f ff80-ff9f
    uhci_hcd:usb2 16
    uhci_hcd:usb3 19
    uhci_hcd:usb4 18
    vesafb 03c0-03df

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    Default Re: 11.4 can.t find printer.

    Did you download the rpm from the brother download site.
    I have a brother multifunction network printer (MFC5890CN) and I always use the
    rpm driver from their site and always work without any dependency issues.

    Find the driver for your printer in their site, it might work with your printer also.
    People who do not break things first will never learn to create anything

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    Default Re: 11.4 can.t find printer.

    It.s not helping . Still saying that no connections.

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    Default Re: 11.4 can.t find printer.

    Sorry, it.s connected via Parallel port, not serial. My bad.

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    Default Re: 11.4 can.t find printer.

    bump. Ireally want to find solution.... .

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    Default Re: 11.4 can.t find printer.

    1) Make sure the parport, parport_pc, and lp drivers are loaded.

    For reference, I get

    Code:
    lsmod |grep parport
    parport_pc             33475  1 
    parport                34052  3 lp,ppdev,parport_pc
    Are these loaded on your system?

    If lp not loaded for example, you can type (with root privileges)

    Code:
    modprobe -v parport
    2) Now, you didn't explain how you tried to configure CUPS. Did you try configuring with the CUPS web interface?

    http://localhost:631/admin

    There is an option there to 'Add Printer' and select 'LPT#1' (parallel) printer....

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    Cool Re: 11.4 can.t find printer. // HOW CAN I setup module lp??

    hello,

    I did what you recommend.
    I get this result:
    ------------------------------------------
    hafi@wallee:~> lsmod |grep parport
    parport_pc 33763 0
    parport 34550 2 ppdev,parport_pc
    ------------------------------------------

    so the module parport is not linked to module lp.

    It also looks like the module lp is not available, at all.
    ==========================
    hafi@wallee:~> lsmod |grep lp
    drm_kms_helper 32687 1 nouveau
    drm 191593 4 nouveau,ttm,drm_kms_helper
    ==========================
    so no lp module is available!

    ByeBye,
    Willy

    How can I start module lp??

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    Default Re: 11.4 can.t find printer. // HOW CAN I setup module lp??

    Did you try this?

    Code:
    su -
    modprobe -v lp
    If this works, there is a way to make sure it is loaded at boot (via YaST). Report back.

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    Default Re: 11.4 can.t find printer.

    After trying all modprobes, it.s finally found printer. Thanks. Just what i need to enable in Runlevel?

    P.S. autofs also wasn.t enabled by default.
    Found also finally printer driver, because it.s disappeared in this Suse version.

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    Default Re: 11.4 can.t find printer.

    To load the lp module at boot:

    YaST > System > /etc/sysconfig Editor. Navigate to System > Kernel > MODULES_LOADED_ON_BOOT. Add the lp module. Click on 'OK' when done.

    To enable autofs:

    YaST > System > System Services (Runlevel). Naviagte to autofs (in list). Click 'Enabe' then 'OK'.

    Now you should be good to go.

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