Bug on the Yast -> hardware -> Printer installation utilty ?

My Epson Stylus D88 Plus parallel connection is not detected in the Yast -> Hardware -> Printer installation utility, while the driver is supported in the OpenSUSE 11.4 stable version ?

Ok when this printer is connected to USB port.

Open a shell (terminal)
As root have modprobe -v all of the following:
parport
parport_pc
lp

Then have lsmod and you should see at least one of them in use. Now Yast will see the port and auto-configure.

On 2011-03-13 12:36, yvonlc wrote:
>
> My Epson Stylus D88 Plus parallel connection is not detected in the Yast
> -> Hardware -> Printer installation utility, while the driver is
> supported in the OpenSUSE 11.4 stable version ?

Do you mean that the printer is not detected, or that the parallel port of
the computer is not detected?

It is common for parallel port printers not to be detected, and having to
specify the printer manually.

> Ok when this printer is connected to USB port.

The usb protocol was designed with identification built in.


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 11.2 x86_64 “Emerald” at Telcontar)

I have same problem with OKI B4600 with parallel port connection.
QUOTE
Do you mean that the printer is not detected, or that the parallel port of
the computer is not detected?
EDIT for this request The parallel port I think is not detected as it says in error “Unconnected”

It is common for parallel port printers not to be detected, and having to
specify the printer manually.

> Ok when this printer is connected to USB port. EDIT Confirm same situation.
The usb protocol was designed with identification built in.
UNQUOTE

I have exactly the same problem with OKI B4600 printer on old style parallel printer cable.
Please advise how to sort out, if possible.
Why does hardware detection not detect parallel ports? It worked OK with OpenSUSE 9 through 11.3
Thanks in advance

On 2011-04-05 23:36, eionmac wrote:

> Why does hardware detection not detect parallel ports? It worked OK
> with OpenSUSE 9 through 11.3

If detection of the port worked out of the box, in the same machine, in
11.3 and doesn’t in 11.4, please report in Bugzilla.

As a workaround, you will have to modprobe the modules, as has been explained.


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 11.2 x86_64 “Emerald” at Telcontar)

If detection of the port worked out of the box, in the same machine, in
11.3 and doesn’t in 11.4, please report in Bugzilla.

I have never used bugzilla, how does one get reference to it? Thanks in advance

Hi
Have a look here; openSUSE:Submitting bug reports - openSUSE

I much regret , after many readings, it does not seem simple.

I read (or searched) 11.4 parallel printer none showing this error listed, but also no means to do a simple 'bug report".
Kept getting locked into repeating circular trail.

TESTED Live Mint 10, Live Ubuntu 10.10 , all show and can find printer, and print. As printer use is a prime priority, after many years with SuSE (since Ver 8) / OpenSUSE, it appears/may be time to change ,if program does not allow existing peripheral hardware to be used.

Thanks for help, but cannot live without printer, and as only 3 year old, to change is expensive as it is not a cheap model, but a business one.

eionmac wrote:
> I much regret , after many readings, it does not seem simple.

> Thanks for help, but cannot live without printer, and as only 3 year
> old, to change is expensive as it is not a cheap model, but a business
> one.

You haven’t provided much information about what you’ve tried and what
the output was, so you haven’t had many suggestions.

Before you give up, I suggest you post your problem to the opensuse
mailing list, where Johannes Meixner might see it.

Cheers, Dave

In OpenSuse 11.4 x86_64,
yast2 -> hardware -> printer - never populates the page (The wait cursor never changes.) In text mode, yast2 seems to lock up after hitting any key on the printer page.
.
I’ve been using TurboPrint to access my Pixma MP830 on a Windows share for several years, but it seemed to stop working when I upgraded to 11.4.
NOTE: lsmod shows that lp, parport and parport_pc are all present in the kernel.