[PARPORT] SanDisk CF reader problem

Stephen Towler (stowler@grove.ufl.edu)
Tue, 18 Jan 2000 08:43:14 -0500

I own the parallel port version of the SanDisk ImageMage CF reader. I
am running RH6.1 on a Dell R400 and trying to get my parallel port to
work with the reader. The reader works fine under windows, and my
parallel port has no problems printing to my HP DeskJet 500 under Linux
or Windows. I'm loading (as modules) paride, epat, and pd (or pf, not
sure which is correct yet). When I insmod pd (or pf) the access light
on the reader lights once, and then I get the message

pd: pd version 1.05, major 45, cluster 64, nice 0
pda: Autoprobe failed
pd: no valid drive found

I have already changed my cmos to use EPP mode (have also tried ECP,
"auto", and "bi-directional" to no avail).

cat /proc/parport/0/hardware produces:

base: 0x378
irq: none
dma: none
modes: SPP,PS2,EPP

I would greatly appreciate any help with this. I am relatively new to

This is the output of dmesg:

Linux version 2.2.12-20 (root@porky.devel.redhat.com) (gcc version
egcs-2.91.66 19990314/Linux (egcs-1.1.2 release)) #1 Mon Sep 27 10:40:35
EDT 1999
Detected 398270601 Hz processor.
ide_setup: hdd=ide-scsi
Console: colour VGA+ 80x25
Calibrating delay loop... 397.31 BogoMIPS
Memory: 127608k/131008k available (1008k kernel code, 412k reserved,
1636k data, 64k init)
DENTRY hash table entries: 262144 (order: 9, 2097152 bytes)
Buffer-cache hash table entries: 131072 (order: 7, 524288 bytes)
Page-cache hash table entries: 32768 (order: 5, 131072 bytes)
VFS: Diskquotas version dquot_6.4.0 initialized
CPU: Intel Pentium II (Deschutes) stepping 02
Checking 386/387 coupling... OK, FPU using exception 16 error reporting.
Checking 'hlt' instruction... OK.
POSIX conformance testing by UNIFIX
mtrr: v1.35a (19990819) Richard Gooch (rgooch@atnf.csiro.au)
PCI: PCI BIOS revision 2.10 entry at 0xfd9a3
PCI: Using configuration type 1
PCI: Probing PCI hardware
Linux NET4.0 for Linux 2.2
Based upon Swansea University Computer Society NET3.039
NET4: Unix domain sockets 1.0 for Linux NET4.0.
NET4: Linux TCP/IP 1.0 for NET4.0
IP Protocols: ICMP, UDP, TCP, IGMP
TCP: Hash tables configured (ehash 131072 bhash 65536)
Initializing RT netlink socket
Starting kswapd v 1.5
Detected PS/2 Mouse Port.
Serial driver version 4.27 with MANY_PORTS MULTIPORT SHARE_IRQ enabled
ttyS00 at 0x03f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
ttyS01 at 0x02f8 (irq = 3) is a 16550A
pty: 256 Unix98 ptys configured
apm: BIOS version 1.2 Flags 0x03 (Driver version 1.9)
Real Time Clock Driver v1.09
RAM disk driver initialized: 16 RAM disks of 4096K size
PIIX4: IDE controller on PCI bus 00 dev 39
PIIX4: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
    ide0: BM-DMA at 0x14a0-0x14a7, BIOS settings: hda:pio, hdb:DMA
    ide1: BM-DMA at 0x14a8-0x14af, BIOS settings: hdc:DMA, hdd:DMA
hda: IBM-DTTA-371440, ATA DISK drive
hdb: WDC AC25100L, ATA DISK drive
hdd: R/RW 4x4x24, ATAPI CDROM drive
ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
ide1 at 0x170-0x177,0x376 on irq 15
hda: IBM-DTTA-371440, 13783MB w/462kB Cache, CHS=1757/255/63
hdb: WDC AC25100L, 4924MB w/256kB Cache, CHS=627/255/63
hdc: ATAPI 32X DVD-ROM drive, 256kB Cache
Uniform CDROM driver Revision: 2.56
Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M
FDC 0 is a post-1991 82077
md driver 0.90.0 MAX_MD_DEVS=256, MAX_REAL=12
raid5: measuring checksumming speed
raid5: MMX detected, trying high-speed MMX checksum routines
   pII_mmx : 885.444 MB/sec
   p5_mmx : 929.640 MB/sec
   8regs : 683.895 MB/sec
   32regs : 383.286 MB/sec
using fastest function: p5_mmx (929.640 MB/sec)
scsi : 0 hosts.
scsi : detected total.
md.c: sizeof(mdp_super_t) = 4096
Partition check:
 hda: hda1
 hdb: hdb1 hdb2 < hdb5 >
RAMDISK: Compressed image found at block 0
autodetecting RAID arrays
autorun ...
... autorun DONE.
VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem).
autodetecting RAID arrays
autorun ...
... autorun DONE.
VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem) readonly.
change_root: old root has d_count=1
Trying to unmount old root ... okay
Freeing unused kernel memory: 64k freed
Adding Swap: 128480k swap-space (priority -1)
3c59x.c:v0.99H 11/17/98 Donald Becker
eth0: 3Com 3c905B Cyclone 100baseTx at 0x1400, 00:50:04:6f:98:92, IRQ
  8K byte-wide RAM 5:3 Rx:Tx split, autoselect/Autonegotiate interface.
  MII transceiver found at address 24, status 786d.
  MII transceiver found at address 0, status 786d.
  Enabling bus-master transmits and whole-frame receives.
/dev/vmmon: Module vmmon: registered with major=10 minor=165 tag=$Name:
build-330 $
/dev/vmmon: Module vmmon: initialized
parport0: PC-style at 0x378 [SPP,PS2,EPP]
ppuser: User-space parallel port driver
scsi0 : SCSI host adapter emulation for IDE ATAPI devices
scsi : 1 host.
  Vendor: IDE-CD Model: R/RW 4x4x24 Rev: 1.04
  Type: CD-ROM ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Detected scsi CD-ROM sr0 at scsi0, channel 0, id 0, lun 0
sr0: scsi3-mmc drive: 24x/24x writer cd/rw xa/form2 cdda tray
cat uses obsolete /proc/pci interface
paride: version 1.04 installed
paride: epat registered as protocol 0
pd: pd version 1.05, major 45, cluster 64, nice 0
pda: Autoprobe failed
pd: no valid drive found
pf: pf version 1.04, major 47, cluster 64, nice 0
pf0: Autoprobe failed
pf: No ATAPI disk detected

thanks in advance,


Stephen Towler stowler@ufl.edu http://grove.ufl.edu/~stowler/start.html

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