Re: [PARPORT] DEC Alpha and Avatar Shark Drive

Praveen Srinivasan (
Sat, 25 Sep 1999 14:31:32 -0400 (EDT)

I tried it with verbose=1. It probes a lot of addresses, and finds nothing.
However, the drive lights up during probing. It's as if it's not able to
communicate fully. Would a lava-type card work? Are there any special
drivers needed for it?


At 09:13 AM 9/25/99 -0400, you wrote:
>> I'm new to paride drives, and was wondering if you all could help me
>> out. I have a DEC Alpha SX164 Motherboard with RH6.0 and an Avatar Shark
>> 250. I compiled paride, epat and pd as modules and installed them. When I
>> insmod paride and epat, they're fine, but when I try it with pd, it says
>> that the autoprobe failed. Is there some compatibility problem with Alphas,
>> or am I just missing something.
>When you load pd, please add "verbose=1" and then report the relevant
>messages from your kernel log. You can use 'dmesg' to get the most
>recent messages.
>There is a problem with the parallel port on some "UDB" motherboards.
>It's a recurring topic here. If you have a spare PCI slot, get an
>add-in parallel port like the Lava card. Even if it worked, I think
>the UDB port is only SPP.
>Grant R. Guenther

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