Re: [PARPORT] RedHat6 can't find my pp zip drive

Herke Jan Noordmans (
Sun, 20 Jun 1999 15:35:04 +0200 (MDT)

> On Fri, 18 Jun 1999, Herke Jan Noordmans wrote:
> > Printing to the parallel port via the zip drive works with RedHat6, but
> > I must say that I have to rmmod/insmod lp a lot in order to get it to
> > communicate with the parallel port. Most of the time `lpq` says: Printer
> > off line?
> For the printing problem, could you please try 2.2.10 and let me know if
> that does any better?
> Thanks,
> Tim.
> */
It seems that the printing problem has gone away after installing the 2.2.10
kernel. But the ppa problem still remains...
(Even after installing ppa_2_05).
I think that has something to do with parport or my zip-drive. This is what
dmesg says:

parport0: PC-style at 0x378 [SPP,EPP,ECP,ECPEPP,ECPPS2]
parport0: no IEEE-1284 device present.
ppa: Version 2.05 (for Linux 2.2.x)
WARNING - no ppa compatible devices found.
  As of 31/Aug/1998 Iomega started shipping parallel
  port ZIP drives with a different interface which is
  supported by the imm (ZIP Plus) driver. If the
  cable is marked with "AutoDetect", this is what has

Herke Jan

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