Re: [PARPORT] More info about Sony Superstation and PARIDE

Peter Eacmen (
Thu, 08 Apr 1999 17:56:23 -0400

I have an old AT-style i486. The BIOS is old and doesn't support different I/O modes for
the parallel port (just SPP).

I looked on the I/O card itself and there doesn't appear to be any jumper to set the
different modes of operation.
-Peter wrote:

> > Well what I did was enabled Plug and Play and Autoprobe for parallel deviced in the
> > 2.2.1 kernel and when I plug my HP printer into the port it detects it.
> None of that has anything to do with support for PP tape drives.
> > But when I connect the Sony Superstation it says this:
> > parport0: PC-style at 0x378 [SPP]
> > parport0: no IEEE-1284 device present.
> First, change the CMOS settings to a non-ECP mode.
> Then, try loading the paride, epat and pt drivers. Load pt with verbose=1
> and let me see the results.
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> Grant R. Guenther
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