Re: [PARPORT] zipdrive again

The Eye (
Thu, 6 May 1999 09:25:38 +0200

On Tue, 4 May 1999, Tim Waugh wrote:

> On Tue, 4 May 1999, The Eye wrote:
> > then: modprobe parport_pc io=0x378,0x778 irq=auto,auto
> Erk. That should read:
> modprobe parport_pc io=0x378 irq=auto
> 0x778 is the same port as 0x378 (just some extra registers).

oh.. just used that because that was what it said in W95 (*eek*)

> > when I try ppa, it gives me some more errors, including
> > ppa:parport reports no device
> Is that really what it said? The "reports no device" condition should
> only ever happen if /proc/parport is empty.
> Take a look at your BIOS setting for the parallel port. If it says
> ECP+EPP, change it to something else (EPP, for instance).

wow, yeah, that was it *jumps around a bit* changed the bios-settings, and
wham, now it works... *shakes head* which I would never have guessed,
since the whole stuff actually worked with the old kernel...

but thx a lot, plus I gotta say the step it made concerning performance is
amazing, throughput is much faster now....

btw, wouldn't it be a good idea to include this somewhere in the parport
documentation, or in ppa-documentation?
...just a suggestion, someone might read it *hint hint*


           You wanna get high as the sky,
           you're kissing your life goodbye!
           You think it's a game that you play,
           but the winners lose it all some day!
                            - Ice-T

and I hope Bill Gates will also lose it all one day!
C ya
Michael Hellwig, aka The Eye or


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