Re: plip with mulinux

From: Michele Andreoli (
Date: Sun Aug 27 2000 - 10:49:06 CEST

On Sun, Aug 27, 2000 at 12:18:19AM +0200, Sven Conrad nicely wrote:
> Michele Andreoli wrote:
> >
> > Thanks Sven. Only a note: think you plip.o is conflicting with lp.o?
> > In this case, I think it is better if the .fun script remove the
> > standard parallel port module lp.o, or the port is busy.
> >
> Yes you are right. plip conflicts with lp. But I use this in
> an old mu where lp is not loaded, when it is not configured.
> Is there a usfull way to configure printer support and plip
> at the same time?

No: in old kernel, lp.o do port blocking.
I compiled LP support as module for this problem. But if in setup/port
you leave PRINTER_DEVICE=/dev/null, this module is not loaded.

>Or should we write plip and lp in such a
> way that they allways remove the other one, so that setup plip
> and setup lp can be used from console to switch between them?

It is enough if setup/plip remove lp.o silenty.


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