Re: [PARPORT] Please help cannot get this to work!

Peter Eacmen (
Sun, 11 Apr 1999 22:09:36 -0400

Thank you for all your help. When you do figure it out could you please
notify me. I'll be monitoring the mailing list.

Thank you again,
-Peter wrote:

> > I have a Sony Superstation
> Please understand that you are probably the first person to try to
> use pt with this particular device. That, combined with the
> your apparently marginal parallel port makes it very difficult for
> any of us to say anything helpful. We just don't know.
> > and a Linux i486 machine. The parallel port
> > in it is SPP so I thought that it was uncompatible. So I bought a cheap
> > (free with rebate) parallel port. It support EPP/ECP and SPP. So when
> > I use that it still won't work! Here is the output from 'insmod pt
> > verbose=1' (the new parallel port is on 0x278)
> "EPP/ECP" usually means "broken". Choose pure EPP if you can.
> > pt0: epat: port 0x278, mode 0, ccr 0, test=(189,194,0)
> > pt0: epat: port 0x278, mode 1, ccr 0, test=(196,199,0)
> > pt0: epat: port 0x278, mode 2, ccr 0, test=(195,199,0)
> These are identically the same results that you got on a different
> machine (a laptop, perhaps ?) As I explained then, these numbers
> are unusual and indicate that the driver is communicating with the
> EPAT, but not with the tape drive.
> I have an "OnStream" drive that exhibits similar symptoms. I've been
> unable to make any progress with it, except to identify it as a "C7"
> rev of the adapter - one I hadn't seen before. I'm guessing that
> you also have a C7 - and that until we get some specs for it we're
> stuck. (There do not appear to be any DOS drivers that can talk
> to that adapter.)
> I'm sorry that we can't be more helpful right now.
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> Grant R. Guenther
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