Re: [PARPORT] ECP mode for printers

Philip Blundell (
Wed, 16 Jun 1999 08:58:31 +0100

>> Thanks for your info. I'd still like to try that ECP driver if you can point
>> me to it. Are you saying that these drivers are slow as hell? Are there any
>I am sure someone coded one, I will toss one together in a free

Tim's patches include a rewritten lp.c that uses the IEEE1284 transport for
communication. It should be relatively straightforward to make it do ECP
since I think the lowlevel support is mostly there.

>The problem is that certain device drivers require access to the
>parallel port within several seconds or result in a kernel OOPS. If

That isn't really acceptable anyway. Is it really not possible to write the
driver in such a way that it doesn't crash?


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