Re: [PARPORT] Help getting set up

David Campbell (
Wed, 31 Mar 1999 18:09:41 +0800

Date sent: Tue, 30 Mar 1999 20:28:33 -0500
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Subject: [PARPORT] Help getting set up

> I am running a 2.2.4 kernel and am having trouble getting parport to recognize my
> ZIP disk. My 'puter has two parallel ports (both of which get assigned to
> printers)
> and I get this while booting
> <snip>
> parport0: PC-style at 0x378, irq 7 [SPP,PS2,EPP,ECP,ECPEPP,ECPPS2]
> parport1: PC-style at 0x278 [SPP]
> lp0: using parport0 (interrupt-driven).
> lp1: using parport1 (polling).
> <snip>
> ppa: Version 2.03 (for Linux 2.2.x)
> WARNING - no ppa compatible devices found.
> As of 31/Aug/1998 Iomega started shipping parallel
> port ZIP drives with a different interface which is
> supported by the imm (ZIP Plus) driver. If the
> cable is marked with "AutoDetect", this is what has
> happened.
> scsi : 0 hosts.
> I have the parport code installed as modules (i.e. parport.o parport_pc.o, etc)
> and quite frankly I am stumped. Can anyone help????

Have you tried "insmod imm" (naturally you need parport.o,
parport_pc.o, scsi_mod.o and sd_mod.o loaded).

Send me the output of "dmesg" when you have tried this and then I see
what I can do.

David Campbell

PS: Sorry to those people who I have not answer their email queries
on ZIP drives - been pulling some long hours on another project.
"This is not an office, rather Hell with fluorescent lighting"

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