Re: [PARPORT] ppa:(

Juergen Leising (
Thu, 8 Jul 1999 15:17:46 +0200

On Thu, Jul 08, 1999 at 05:11:03AM -0600, Sentissi Mohamed wrote:
> hello
> I have a 2.0.35 kernel on my labtop and i have a problem getting my module
> ppa to get loaded : it says the device is busy (the very known messages)


perhaps a different module claims the parport, e. g. lp.
Try to remove lp by

        rmmod lp

or try and find out which driver claims the parport:

        cat /proc/ioports

There is presumably a line showing what grabs 0x378 - try to remove
this with rmmod; if the conflicting driver is not a module but compiled
into the kernel, well, I am afraid there won't be any different way
to get rid of it other than recompiling the kernel...


        cat /proc/interrupts

Well, this one does not necessarily show up which programs use irq 7, but
you can type it in anyway, just for making sure...)

Bye, Juergen.

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