Re: [PARPORT] Anyone using epst?

Paul Robins (
Sun, 17 Jan 1999 20:25:44 +0100

Well thanks very much for the information, and it's great to here
that you are still working on the subject.

I tried what you advised, and it seems to 'almost' work. At least
it finds my disk drive but then seems to hang when resetting the
scsi bus.

I hate to ask, especially when you have clearly stated that
you don't support this module, but have you any idea what may be
wrong here?

this is the log...

# insmod scsi_mod
# insmod sd_mod
# insmod epst
scsi0 : epst driver version 0.01 using mode 1 on port 0x378.
scsi : 1 host.
  Vendor: NOMAI Model: MCD 540I Rev: 5.43
  Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Detected scsi removable disk sda at scsi0, channel 0, id 1, lun 0
scsi0 : channel 0 target 1 lun 1 request sense failed, performing reset.
SCSI bus is being reset for host 0 channel 0.

... this hangs forever.

thanks again

Paul Robins wrote:
> > I've just bought a new Nomai 540 removable disk drive thingy
> > in a sale, and I'd like to get it to work under Linux. It
> > came with a Shuttle Technology parallel port SCSI adaptor.
> >
> > I've downloaded the epst module source from,
> > which I've compiled and placed in my /lib/modules directory -
> > but... how do I use this module?
> You may have some debugging to do yet. Reports about the success of
> the epst driver are mixed. I'm not currently supporting that old
> alpha-version of the driver as a new replacement is in the works,
> (and I barely have enough time to work on it, let alone maintain
> the old one ...)
> If it compiled correctly, you should be able to do something like:
> insmod scsi_mod
> insmod sd_mod
> insmod epst
> If you do this from a console (not under X) you should see the messages
> produced by the kernel as the drivers load. If everything is working,
> your Nomai disk should show be reported and it should become available
> at /dev/sda ...
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