Re: [PARPORT] Setting up a second parallel port

David Campbell (
Wed, 16 Jun 1999 07:41:30 +0800

Date sent: Tue, 15 Jun 1999 16:33:39 +0200 (MET DST)
From: Dries van Oosten <>
Subject: [PARPORT] Setting up a second parallel port

> I tried it by insmod-ing parport and parport_pc with various io_ranges and
> irq's as options, but when I cat /proc/ioports, there is no parallel port
> there. What do I do wrong.
> Here some info about my system:
> motherboard: SE440BX-2 (Seatle)
> cpu: pii 350
> linux distribution:RH6.0
> kernel version: 2.2.9
> The parallel port card is a jumperless isa card manifactured by tornado. <= Tornado Tech
Looks like I am going to have to brush up on my Chinese...

My first reaction is that this is a "Plug-and-Pray" card which
requires the mainboard BIOS to configure the card. There should be a
floppy disk with the card to force the settings should you not have a
PnP main board (drawing parallels here to PnP networks cards).
> Help would be appreciated 'cause I'm running out of options here.

David Campbell
"This is not an office, rather Hell with fluorescent lighting"

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