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Re: [rhelv6-list] Parallel Port Support

On Thu, Jun 16, 2011 at 7:41 AM, Brian Long <brilong cisco com> wrote:
> On 6/16/11 10:28 AM, Michael Cronenworth wrote:
>> Hello,
>> Since Red Hat 6 has been released, the kernel provided has not supported
>> parallel ports. Unfortunately my workplace has decided to continue to
>> use them as a means to use printers so it is important that they are
>> supported.

> It's been a while since I played with parallel ports on Linux, but it
> appears the ELrepo project has a kernel module for lp.ko ready to go.
> http://elrepo.org/linux/elrepo/el6/i386/RPMS/
> http://elrepo.org/tiki/tiki-index.php tells you how to use their yum repo.
> /Brian/

Thanks, Brian, for the note to use the ELRepo-supplied driver. As explained in:


kmod-lp is the package to install. It was unfortunate that Red Hat
dropped the parallel port support as of RHEL6. But the kmod should
work fine for those who need it.


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