Re: [PARPORT] Dell Optiplex GX1, HP Surestore 7200e and linux.

Dan Lilliehorn (
Tue, 9 Mar 1999 08:26:51 +0100 (CET)

> > (ie should I not use the computer at all while burning)?
> Probably not - especially if it's not a very fast machine.

Leaving the machine completely did not help, unfortunately.

> > Is there still a point to doing this, even after getting the delay to
> > change?
> Definitely. If the port can be persuaded (over the dead body of the
> BIOS) to work in EPP mode, you'll have much better success - including
> being able to write at 2x.

OK, I ran testport.exe and got the following:

LPT = 0378, c0 c0 ff 0006
ECR Detected, 95 14 40 c0 c0 c0 c0 c0 c0 EPP
Chipset: Natsemi PC87309
Setting: EPP, Passed (Mode available, not necessarily functional)
Mode: EPP

Looks promising, right?

I'll try the Natsemi tip someone gave me...


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