Re: [PARPORT] PPA Zip: unsupported message byte 187 received

Ian Cameron (
Fri, 17 Sep 1999 19:56:12 +0100

> On Fri, 17 Sep 1999, Ian Cameron wrote:
> > Unfortunately when I attach my Zip drive to either of the parallel
> > ports on the ISA board I always get a message which originates from
> > the scsi_mod driver (drivers/scsi_obsolete.c) about 'unsupported
> > message byte 187 received'. I figure this must be a parport problem
> > rather than a SCSI driver problem, since the SCSI driver does not
> > complain if I use the motherboard parallel port.
> What kernel version are you using? Also, what exactly is the message that
> follows 'unsupported message byte' that you mentioned?

I knew as soon as I sent that message that I had forgotten to include the
kernel version. I guess I should have really included all the messages
accurately as well...

I'm running kernel 2.2.5 (RedHat 6.0 RPM 2.2.5-22).

Here are all the messages:

ppa: Version 2.03 (for Linux 2.2.x)
ppa: Found device at ID 6, Attempting to use EPP 16 bit
ppa: Found device at ID 6, Attempting to use PS/2
ppa: Communication established with ID 6 using PS/2
scsi0 : Iomega VP10 (ppa) interface
scsi : 1 host
Kernel panic: scsi: unsupported message byte 187 received

In swapper task - not syncing

Hope this is useful.

Thanks for the response.

Cheers, Ian.

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