[PARPORT] Lava Parallel-PCI

Robin Garza (robingar@io.com)
Tue, 31 Aug 1999 21:29:35 -0500

I have installed caldera 2.2 and then upgraded the kernel with the help
of a friend to 2.2.12

I have an onboard port at io 378 and the lava parallel port on 278.

when I boot linux there are no parport type modules listed under lsmod.

I type the following:
insmod parport
insmod parport_pc io=0x378,0x278 irq=auto,10
insmod parport_probe
modprobe lp (I think)

after I do this i then have the following in lsmod

lp 4476 0 (unused)
parport_probe 2980 0
parport_pc 5628 2
parport 6852 2 [lp parport_probe parport_pc]
nls_iso8859-1 2020 2 (autoclean)
nls_cp437 3548 2 (autoclean)
vfat 9116 2 (autoclean)
fat 29920 2 (autoclean) [vfat]

I also have then in /proc/parport/1 the following

[[root@big parport]# cd 1
[[root@big 1]# more autoprobe
MODEL:Unknown device;
MANUFACTURER:Unknown vendor;
[[root@big 1]# more devices
[[root@big 1]# ls
autoprobe devices hardware irq
[[root@big 1]# more hardware
base: 0x278
irq: 10
dma: none
modes: SPP,PS2
[[root@big 1]# more irq

I have connected to this port first a scanner - Visioneer Paperport
3000. I have not seen that anyone has made a driver for this scanner.
Connected to the pass through port is an Epson Stylus 600 color
printer. And just in case the printer is not seen because the scanner
can't be set up, I tried connecting the printer bypassing the scanner.
It only shows up as unknown device in /proc/parport/autoprobe. My
efforts so far to set up the printer despite this have failed, i have
tried COAS and lisa to set it up. I have also tried following specific
directions from caldera website for espon stylus printers. Now it is
possible that I have not done something right there.

Questions are.
1. Does having the printer connected thru scanner even tho I have no
driver for scanner make a difference in getting the printer to work.

2. Is there something else I need to do to get the printer recognized
in /proc/parport/autoprobe. Should it say there Epson Stylus Printer or
some such?

3. How exactly do I have the modules installed so they are loaded when
I boot up. I am new to linux so if you say add a line to lilo command
line or to kernel. I am not sure exactly where that goes. So the more
specific you can be there better for me.

I did search the archives and didn't find an answer specifically to my
questions. I read the page at

and found that very helpful. That is what helped me get the io and irq
specified for /proc/parport/1

I would appreciate any help or advice.

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