Re: [PARPORT] Re: ZIP-Drive and Printer problem

Philip Blundell (
Sun, 30 May 1999 00:39:20 +0100

>My board is the Asus P5A Super 7 board. The AGP and IDE controllers are
>ALi, not sure about the I/O controller. The manual doesn't specify.
>There *is* a little Winbond chip there, right below the cache near the
>serial/parallel ports. According to the BIOS and the manual, there *is*
>no SPP mode available. EPP, ECP, and ECP+EPP are all that are

The ALi 1543 southbridge provides parallel and serial ports itself, and I'd be
surprised if the motherboard designer chose not to use them. The chip itself
supports a plain ol' SPP mode though the BIOS may feel that it ought to put
it into a more advanced mode as a matter of course (since, in theory at
least, it shouldn't do any harm).

If you want I can look up the runes you need to cast to constrain the port to
SPP only.


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