Re: [PARPORT] 2.0.36 printer works, but 2.2.6 no worky

Tim Waugh (
Wed, 28 Apr 1999 19:15:17 +0100 (GMT)

On Wed, 28 Apr 1999, Juha Sahakangas wrote:

> > known problem with the parport code and some parallel ports that I haven't
> > solved yet.
> But why the heck it works in 2.0.x then?

Because the parport code wasn't introduced until 2.1. The printer driver
in 2.0 uses a fixed base address for each lp device. In 2.2, the
available ports are probed, and lp devices assigned from zero in the order
that ports are found.


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