On Tue, 21 Oct 1997, Pablo Ruiz wrote:
Here was my question:
> I am trying to install an hp laserjet printer to an Ultra 30 parallel port
> (/dev/bpp0). The problem is I can't find the device anywhere (/dev or
> /devices). I checked others SPARC 5 and Ultra 1 and found out that
> SPARC 5: /devices/sbus@1f,0/SUNW,bpp@e,c800000:bpp0
> Ultra 1: /devices/iommu@0,10000000/sbus@0,10001000/SUNW,bpp@5,c800000:bpp0
> Looking at the devices above, I noticed that both bpp0 are related to the
> sbus interface. However, the Ultra 30 only has PCI bus. Could this be
> the problem? I seems odd that the Ultra 30 has the 25 pin
> parallel connection on the back but having it disable.
> The following are things that I check and tried with not success:
> 1. I tried to create the device drive using /usr/sbin/mknod b 73 0 bpp0.
> 2. I checked the setting in the eeprom (running the eeprom command). I
> did not find anything related to parallel port.
> 3. admintool only showed /dev/term/a and /dev/term/b
Thanks to all that reply:
Joel Lee <email@example.com>
Fabien Reygrobellet <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Andrew Merkert <email@example.com>
Marc S. Gibian <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Robby Jackard <email@example.com>
Larry Zins <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Matthew Stier <Matthew.Stier@tddny.fujitsu.com>
The answers I got were the following:
1. the parallel port in Ultra30 is /dev/ecpp0
2. boot -r
3. there is no sbus support in Ultra30 only PCI
The correct answer that I got from Sun tech support is
It is a bug in their new driver for /dev/ecpp0. Somehow it took them more
than 2 weeks to tell me that is a bug (after 7 calls to them!!!) Well,
hopefully I will get a patch soon to fix this. In the meantime the
printer is happily sitting idle in a corner...
Thanks to all...
Pablo Ruiz E-mail: email@example.com
Senior Programmer Analyst WWW: http://www.csee.usf.edu/~ruiz
University of South Florida Phone: (813) 974-3307
CS Dept. Tech Support Fax: (813) 974-5456
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