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Date:	Thu, 3 May 2007 13:25:13 -0700
From:	Randy Dunlap <>
To:	Markus Koßmann <>
Subject: Re: parallel port problems with 2.6.21_rc5 and

On Wed, 11 Apr 2007 20:40:23 +0200 Markus Koßmann wrote:

> When using either the unpatched  2.6.21_rc5   or SUSEs patched 
> 2.6.21_rc6_git3-20070410174235 on a SUSE-10.2 x86_64 system the parallel port 
> doesn't work right. If I "cat some_asciifile >/dev/lp0"  the output on my 
> Epson Stylus Color 880 is unreadable.  "cat /dev/zero >/dev/lp0"  creates 
> random characters on the paper. Printing using cups also doesn't work any 
> more. 
> Switching back to SUSEs kernel fixes the problem.
> Any Ideas, what might be broken here ? 

Nope, but I have the same problem.
I'll dig into it some day, but it's not very high priority for me.

I haven't tested it lately.  Do you still see this problem?

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