Re: [PARPORT] Problems with IOMEGA-ZIP-Drive

Andreas Grupp (
Tue, 4 May 1999 08:26:48 +0100

Am 3 May 99, um 12:37, hat Tim Waugh folgendes geschrieben:

> > 3.) Inserting the ppa-module fails with the message that the device is
> > busy or ... (I actually can't see the exact message :-).
> Use the 'dmesg' command to see the most recent kernel messages. Then
> you'll see the actual complaints from the drivers.

Ok! I done so and am putting the result of dmesg at the end of the mail.
Also the shell-complaints while trying to insmod ppa or imm.

> Have you tried playing around with the BIOS setting of the parallel port?

Not yet. Which sort of playing do you mean?

> > 6.) The parport-Version is something with 2.xx? The newest version I
> > found under is 1.xx!?
> The 'parport' code itself doesn't really have a version number. As for
> ppa/imm, I think that the latest code is in the 2.2 kernel.

Sorry you're rigth. The version number was out of ppa.h. I was just
wondering since the newest version I found on thw web was 1.xx. Does
your answer mean that there are no further versions on the web since
they are all included in the kernel source now?

> If you run out of things to try, you could take a look at patch-2.2.7-ctr
> (; it's against clean 2.2.7), which fixes
> a bug which might affect you.

But that means that I have to switch to 2.2.7 on all machines we are
trying to do something like that. Since we are some sort of college with
a lot of machines and ar also working for a teachers academy I would
prefer a solution under 2.2.5. It's quite difficult to tell a whole country to
switch over to 2.2.7 to get their Iomega ZIP to work.

Following the output of "insmod ppa"
root@r2:/home/grupp > insmod ppa/lib/modules/2.2.5/scsi/ppa.o
/lib/modules/2.2.5/scsi/ppa.o: init_module: Device or resource
busy@r2:/home/grupp >

Following the output of "insmod imm"
root@r2:/home/grupp > insmod imm/lib/modules/2.2.5/scsi/imm.o
/lib/modules/2.2.5/scsi/imm.o: init_module: Device or resource
busy@r2:/home/grupp >

Following the output of dmesg (the ppa-part is at the end of the text:
Linux version 2.2.5 (Linux version 2.2.5 (root@r2) (gcc version egcs-2.91.66 19990314 (egcs-
1.1.2 release)) #2 Sun May 2 17:55:26 MEST 1999167049143 Hz
processor.: colour VGA+ 80x25delay loop... 333.41 BogoMIPS:
95936k/98304k available (736k kernel code, 412k reserved, 1172k data,
48k init): Intel Pentium MMX stepping 04386/387 coupling... OK, FPU
using exception 16 error reporting.'hlt' instruction... OK.Pentium with F0
0F bug - workaround enabled.conformance testing by UNIFIX: PCI BIOS
revision 2.10 entry at 0xfb450: Using configuration type 1: Probing PCI
hardwareNET4.0 for Linux 2.2upon Swansea University Computer
Society NET3.039: Unix domain sockets 1.0 for Linux NET4.0.: Linux
TCP/IP 1.0 for NET4.0Protocols: ICMP, UDP, TCPkswapd v 1.5 PS/2
Mouse Port.Time Clock Driver v1.09
(scsi0) <Adaptec AHA-294X Ultra SCSI host adapter> found at PCI 9/0
(scsi0) Wide Channel, SCSI ID=7, 16/255 SCBs
(scsi0) Downloading sequencer code... 419 instructions downloaded:
Adaptec AHA274x/284x/294x (EISA/VLB/PCI-Fast SCSI) 5.1.13/3.2.4
      <Adaptec AHA-294X Ultra SCSI host adapter>: 1 host.
 Vendor: QUANTUM Model: XP34550W Rev: LXY4
 Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 02scsi disk
sda at scsi0, channel 0, id 0, lun 0
 Vendor: IBM Model: DCAS-34330 Rev: S65A
 Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 02scsi disk
sdb at scsi0, channel 0, id 2, lun 0
 Vendor: Seagate Model: STT8000N Rev: 3.22
 Type: Sequential-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 02
 Vendor: PLEXTOR Model: CD-ROM PX-12TS Rev: 1.02
 Type: CD-ROM ANSI SCSI revision: 02: detected
2 SCSI disks total.
(scsi0:0:0:0) Synchronous at 20.0 Mbyte/sec, offset 8.device sda: hdwr
sector= 512 bytes. Sectors= 8890760 [4341 MB] [4.3 GB]
(scsi0:0:2:0) Synchronous at 10.0 Mbyte/sec, offset 15.device sdb:
hdwr sector= 512 bytes. Sectors= 8467200 [4134 MB] [4.1 GB]check:
sda: sda1 sda2 < sda5 sda6 > sda3 sda4
sdb: sdb1 sdb2: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem) readonly.unused kernel
memory: 48k freedSwap: 72288k swap-space (priority -1)driver version
4.27 with no serial options enabledat 0x03f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550Aat
0x02f8 (irq = 3) is a 16550Asubsystem Rev:
1.72/1.62/1.82/1.45/none/1.2 loaded: Linux Driver for passive ISDN
cards: Version 3.1a (module): Layer1 Revision 2.31: Layer2 Revision
2.16: TeiMgr Revision 2.11: Layer3 Revision 2.8: LinkLayer Revision
2.25: Approval certification valid: Approved with ELSA Quickstep series
cards: Approval registration numbers:: German D133361J CETECOM
ICT Services GmbH: EU (D133362J) CETECOM ICT Services GmbH:
Total 1 card defined: Card 1 Protocol EDSS1 Id=HiSax (0): Teles IO
driver Rev. 2.10: Teles 16.3 config irq:10 isac:0x980 cfg:0xD80: hscx
A:0x180 hscx B:0x580: ISAC version (0): 2086/2186 V1.1: HSCX
version A: V2.1 B: V2.116.3: IRQ 10 count 016.3: IRQ 10 count 5:
DSS1 Rev. 2.12: 2 channels added: module installed: debugging flags
card 1 set to 4
:v0.99H 11/17/98 Donald Becker 3Com 3c900
Boomerang 10Mbps Combo at 0x6500, 00:60:97:83:6f:6d, IRQ 14
 8K word-wide RAM 3:5 Rx:Tx split, autoselect/10baseT interface.
 Enabling bus-master transmits and whole-frame receives.: PC-style at
0x378 [SPP,EPP,ECP,ECPEPP,ECPPS2]: no IEEE-1284 device
present.: Version 2.03 (for Linux 2.2.x)- no ppa compatible devices
 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.: 1 host.: Version 2.03 (for Linux 2.0.0): 1 host.

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Andreas Grupp

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