Re: zip ECP/EPP driver?
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On Wed, 11 Jun 1997, Steffen R. Mueller wrote:
> Thus spake Karl M. Hegbloom (email@example.com):
> > Bruce Perens writes:
> > > If I'm not mistaken, the ZIP parallel driver is in the main kernel source
> > > now, and the Debian rescue floppy is zip-enabled.
> > The parport and ECP/EPP ppa drivers are in the 2.1.xx kernels now.
> > I've been using 2.1.36 for a few weeks with no problems. 2.0.30 has
> > the older slower ppa driver. It works well, but is very slow.
> Maybe the ppa.c and ppa.h from kernel 2.1.42 can be used in 2.0.30. I'll
> give it a try tonight and will report what happened.
> The old driver is really extremely slow but nevertheless we were happy to
> get it running on our Debian Linux boxes.
An easy way to get the EPP support in 2.0 kernels is to use the
parport patch at http://www.cyberelk.demon.co.uk/parport.html for
2.0.30. It goes on without problems had no problems compiling. It
includes the modifications to the ppa driver to use 32 bit EPP. I
originally installed this patch just so I could use my zip drive and
my printer at the *same time*. Now linux actually shares the 2 better
than Win95 ever did (not a big surprise). The extra speed was an
Anyway, try it out. You'll probably like it.
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