RE: [PARPORT] Sharing a parallel port

Jeffrey J. Jenkins (
Sun, 23 Jan 2000 14:02:24 -0500 (EST)

This time, I tried to load sg, ppscsi, and onscsi with modprobe (instead
on insmod). The scanner works again, but the printer still becomes locked
once I have loaded the scanner modules, though it will still cue
jobs. (So, as expected trying to restart lpd has no effect.) Unloading
the modules (modprobe -r) has no effect on restoring the functionality of
the printer. Since using indmod and rmmod in the same manner didn't work,
I wasn't really expecting this to work, but it was worth a shot to see if
letting modprobe autoload would solve the problem of sharing the parallel

After loading the other modules: (scanner functional, lp locked)

# /sbin/lsmod
Module Size Used by
sg 14924 0
parport_probe 2980 0 (autoclean) (unused)
lp 5052 0 (autoclean) (unused)
parport 7060 0 (autoclean) [parport_probe lp]
onscsi 14348 0
ppscsi 10128 1 [onscsi]
au8830 137424 8
soundcore 2404 5 [au8830]
tulip 24740 1 (autoclean)
nls_iso8859-1 2020 3 (autoclean)
nls_cp437 3548 3 (autoclean)
vfat 9084 3 (autoclean)
fat 30208 3 (autoclean) [vfat]
BusLogic 87620 1

(The only thing that has changed is the addition of Aureal's Vortex2 sound

Again, I'm also running the 2.2.12-20 kernel. I'm using ppscsi and onscsi
to work by using the 2.2.13-ppSCSI-19990712


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