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NAME

lptcontrol - a utility for manipulating the lpt printer driver

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SYNOPSIS

lptcontrol -e -| -i -| -p -| -s [-d control_device]

DESCRIPTION

The lptcontrol utility is used to set either the interrupt-driven, extended, standard, or polling mode of individual lpt(4) devices. When a printer is switched from a mode to another, this change will only take effect the next time the device is opened.

Extended mode is anything the parallel port interface can support. For an ECP/ISA parallel port, it may be FIFO+DMA or ECP.

The following command line options are supported:

-e Turn on extended mode.
-i Turn on interrupt-driven mode.
-p Turn on polled mode.
-s Turn on standard mode, i.e., turn off extended mode.
-d control_device
Set the mode of the printer control device specified by control_device. The default value for control_device is /dev/lpt0.ctl.

One of -e -, -i -, -p or -s must be specified.

FILES

/dev/lpt? printer devices
/dev/lpt?.ctl printer control devices
/sys/i386/conf/GENERIC
kernel configuration file
/boot/device.hints device hints for the parallel port chipset driver, ppc(4)

SEE ALSO

lpt(4), ppc(4), device.hints(5)

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