Re: [PARPORT] Need help with PLIP in laptop.

Roberto Jimeno (
Tue, 4 Jan 2000 07:27:09 -0600

> When you say 'works fine', what do you mean? What exactly are you doing
> that works? If you're pinging, it doesn't really tell us much
> that it works..
> Are there any interesting kernel log messages (use dmesg)?

     at the end of dmesg I found:
parport0: PC-style at 0x378 [SPP,ECP,ECPPS2]
parport0: detected irq 7; use procfs to enable interrupt-driven
parport0: no IEEE-1284 device present.
NET3 PLIP version 2.3-parport
plip0: Parallel port at 0x378, using IRQ 7
plip0: transmit timeout(1,77)

     Sometimes (not always) I get this timeout messages on either
     machines. Sometimes with a 78 or 80 instead of 77. The message
     changes if I unplug the cable. Unfortunately I don't understand
     the meaning of this numbers. The timeout message only appears once
     I tried to ping the other machine.

     By "works fine" I tried to mean that every detail in the in
     lsmod, ifconfig, route, etc. seems to be ok, and also that ping
     to the local side of the connection works. Only the other side

     I really hope someone can help me, because I'm kind of lost now.

                                                Thanks again.

 -- Roberto Jimeno. --                   From the book `SmallTalk With Style' :
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