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Re: Tips for serial terminal & file transfer?

on Sat, Sep 06, 2003 at 09:46:32AM -0500, Todd Pytel (tppytel@sophrosune.org) wrote:
> On Sat, 6 Sep 2003 06:36:56 +0100
> "Karsten M. Self" <kmself@ix.netcom.com> wrote:
> > Waddyaknow (not much, you?).  PLIP works.  Sorta.
> > 
> > I get some long periods of timeout, but currently have an ssh session
> > into the box.  I don't know if this is going to be feasible...
> > 
> > I've played a tad with plipconfig, upping nibble and trigger to 6000
> > and 1000 (twice their defaults) on both sides of the link.  Frankly,
> > I'm not sure if this helps or not.  Hrm.  Upped it again to
> > 12000/2000. Definitely dicey.
> It's been years since I used PLIP, but I seem to remember that the
> default parallel port BIOS settings were not correct for me. I would
> think that those settings would be "all-or-nothing," but it may be worth
> checking into.

ThinkPad BIOS lets me set LP number (1,2,3), bidirectional or not.  No
IRQ or I/O settings.

I can't upgrade BIOS w/o a power source for the box, which would cost
more than it's worth.  BIOS upgrade won't take if box is in docking


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