Re: [PARPORT] I need Help
Sat, 2 Oct 1999 09:03:33 -0400 (EDT)

> Hello, My name is brian Ghent,
> I just started to use linux about 3 weeks ago, My system is working fine all
> the drivers are working properely, But i have one problem.
> I own A HP surestore 7200e, and i'm unsure on howto setup the linux system
> to support it... I'm running Mandrake 6.0 at the present time.
> And i don't think that it comes with source code for the parport
> devices???.. can you please help me??
> Could you keep things simple... Because i'm still getting use to how linux
> works!!!

First, I'd recommend visiting

In essence you should be able to do:

        insmod parport
        insmod parport_pc
        insmod paride
        insmod epat
        insmod pg
        insmod pcd

At this point, the 7200 should be available as a CD-ROM drive /dev/pcd0
and, it is also available for use by the "cdrecord" program. You need to
obtain cdrecord separately, but all the parallel port stuff is already
there on your system. (At least it is all present on a RedHat 6.0 system,
upon which I understand Mandrake to be based.)

Grant R. Guenther

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