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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.


 Eric Delaunay                 | "La guerre justifie l'existence des militaires.
 delaunay@lix.polytechnique.fr | En les supprimant." Henri Jeanson (1900-1970)

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