Re: [PARPORT] Parport use

From: Dries van Oosten (
Date: Mon Mar 06 2000 - 05:50:27 EST

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    On Mon, 6 Mar 2000, DAANEN Vincent wrote:

    > Hi there
    > I'm new to parport mailing list. I've searching for a tutorial to
    > use parport module but I did not find anything in the archives.These are my
    > questions
    > 1 - What should I do to install the parport devce (I do not have any
    > /dev/parport0 file)
    > 2 - I want to use parport because I develop a parallel-base
    > acquiring system and I need to use EPP mode. My system uses all the power of
    > the EPP mode ( input and outpout of bytes,word,32 bits data). How can I
    > write/read 8,16 32 bits data with parport module. Moreover, I need to acces
    > to status and control registers.

    If you're writing software for your own hardware, it might be a good idea
    to develope your own kernel module for the job. That's the fastest, most
    direct access to the parallel port. Take a look at the linux kernel module
    guide for this and do a net search on something you: EPP programming. you
    shouldn't have any trouble finding dozens of hits defining the EPP
    standards and the registers involved.


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