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Re: Parallel Printer Port Problem

G'Day !

I am not sure about this, I only use my parallel port for an old zip drive, and then not often enough ....

There are 4 parallel port modules located in the /lib/modules/2.2.18/misc directory  (parport.o, parport_pc.o, parport_probe.o, and paride.o).  Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe they are dependent on each other.  I would try to load various combinations of the above modules, till you can figure out the correct combinations.

Hope this helps.

Jim Parker

Sailboat racing is not a matter of life and death ....  It is far more important than that !!!

"Jeffrey S. Coppock" <jcoppock@shastanets.com>

01/03/01 04:11 PM

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        Subject:        Parallel Printer Port Problem


I recently got the newest Dell Latitude CPx laptop and I've installed it with stable 2.2.18.  I've got about everything worked out but the sound and the parallel printer port.  I need help with the parport.  It won't work.  Here's everything I can think of to help:

- parport and parport_pc support are compiled into the kernel as modules
- parallel printer is compiled as well with printer readback turned on.
- modprobe shows the following:

root-bash# modprobe -d parport
Module parport
kname parport
objkey parport
names: parport
mode: NORMAL
Module matching parport: /lib/modules/2.2.18-3/misc/parport.o

- syslog has this to say:

Jan  2 18:21:35 localhost kernel: parport0: PC-style at 0x378 (0x778) [SPP,ECP,ECPPS2]
Jan  2 18:21:35 localhost kernel: parport_probe: failed
Jan  2 18:21:35 localhost kernel: parport0: no IEEE-1284 device present.
Jan  2 18:21:35 localhost kernel: lp0: using parport0 (polling).

* I think that printer readback is the 1284 thing.

any help is appreciated...jc

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