Re: Parallel port on SparcClassic
Alexander Shumakovitch wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 10, 1999 at 12:51:24PM +0200, Alexander Shumakovitch wrote:
> > I have Debian 2.1 (Slink) with kernel 2.0.35 running beautifully on
> > SparcClassic. But yesterday I got stuck while trying to connect my printer
> > (HP
> > LJ 5L) to it.
> After waiting for a while and not getting any positive reply I started to
> suspect the worst and indeed somewhere on RH site found that parallel port on
> sbus SPARCs is listed as unsupported. So I'd like to try 2.2.x kernel hopping
> it's less unsupported there than in 2.0.35 ;-) The problem now is that all the
> kernel images in Debian (both slink and potato) are compiled without BPP
> option, and I have no chances to compile it myself on the poor SparcClassic.
Well, I compiled a 2.2 kernel on my SparcClassic (24MB RAM, 1.3GB HD). It took
about 4-5 hours. So you *can* compile a kernel yourself. Just be patient ;-)
> So the tone of my questions is a little bit different now: does anyone have a
> custom-build kernel with this option enabled? Have anyone ever had a success
> with connecting a printer to a Sparc/Linux box?
Sorry I can't help you on this topic.
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