Re: [PARPORT] DEC Alpha troubles again (2.2.5, SyQuest ezflyer)

Jonathan Sturges (
Fri, 18 Jun 1999 08:32:19 -0400 (EDT)

On 18-Jun-99 wrote:
>> RH 6.0, kernel 2.2.5 on a DEC Multia. SyQuest ezflyer (230MB) drive.
>> Modular kernel; pd cannot find the drive. Works fine on Intel arch.
>> parport0: PC-style at 0x3bc [SPP]
>> paride: version 1.04 installed
>> paride: epat registered as protocol 0
>> pd: pd version 1.05, major 45, cluster 64, nice 0
>> pda: 0x3bc is parport0
>> pda: epat: port 0x3bc, mode 0, ccr 77, test=(255,255,510)
>> pda: epat: port 0x3bc, mode 1, ccr 4f, test=(255,255,510)
>> pda: epat: port 0x3bc, mode 2, ccr 2d, test=(255,255,510)
>> pda: Autoprobe failed
>> pd: no valid drive found
> There've been a lot of reports about the Multia's parallel port over the
> last few years. I don't recall any definitive solution, but you might
> try _increasing_ the port delay to 3 or 4.

Hmmm, what range of values are OK for the delay? I tried "100" and "255"
without improvement. I will try more reasonable numbers.

> I've forgotten, does the
> Multia have a PCI slot free ? If so, you might try getting one of the
> Lava PCI parallel ports and seeing if it works.

Well, not all Multia models have the PCI slot, but this one does! But
you know, I'm so $&*@ hard-headed that I didn't even think of *buying*
a parallel port. Sheesh. I bet that'll work great, plus I'll get
better performance I'm sure. I'll probably go that route.


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