Re: lp0 on fire - escputil anyone?
CW Harris <firstname.lastname@example.org> said on Wed, 28 Apr 2004 17:24:39 -0600:
> On Wed, Apr 28, 2004 at 04:29:31PM +1000, Tim Connors wrote:
> > Richard Lyons <email@example.com> said on Wed, 28 Apr 2004 01:26:35 +0200:
> > > On Tuesday 27 April 2004 18:37, Tim Connors wrote:
> > > > You need to set up bidirectional communication on your parallel port
> > > > - I think it is a kernel compile option (my old crappy bios also has
> > > > several options on the parallel port question, one of which is the
> > > > bidirectional option -- try those).
> > >
> > > I hadn't thought of the bios. I'll look tomorrow. Thanks
> > I don't promise anyhting - Linux usually ignores the BIOS (but maybe
> > the BIOS sets up the ports, and Linux wont reset them later, using the
> > defaults).
> > Now that I look closer, I don't see anything in my config (such as
> > options in my modutils directory) that would be setting bidirectional
> > communication...
> Are you speaking of the CONFIG_PARPORT_1284 option (for EPP, ECP and
> status readback)? I think it is used if the kernel is compiled and the
> device supports it.
Ah yes, I think that's what I was talking about.
I keep reading this group at work where I don't have a machine to test
this on :)
TimC -- http://astronomy.swin.edu.au/staff/tconnors/
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