[PARPORT] An IOMEGA Parallel port ZIP problem

From: Jeff Perkel (perkel@mail.med.upenn.edu)
Date: Wed Apr 05 2000 - 12:08:36 EDT

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    I'm sorry if this is a FAQ, but I've read all that I can about this
    problem, and haven't been able to solve it, so I'm posting to this list.

    I'm running Linux 2.2.13mdk (Mandrake), as installed, so I haven't
    recompiled. I have a Zip100 drive in the parallel port, with no printer
    attached. If I login as root, and do 'insmod parport', followed by 'insmod
    ppa', then I can access the Zip drive, as can all users:


    /dev/sda4 /mnt/zip vfat users... 0 1


    alias scsi_hostadapter ppa

    My problem is, I want to allow users to mount and unmount the Zip, and this
    just doesn't seem to work. As I said before, the drive works fine
    (read/write) if I mount as root. I'm sure this is a FAQ, but I've read
    /usr/src/linux/Documentation/kmod.txt, parpart.txt, and modules.txt. I'm
    not using kerneld, but kmod instead, if that's relevant.

    Does anyone know of an obvious reason this shouldn't be working, or what
    file I'm forgetting to modify?


    Jeffrey M. Perkel
    Abramson Cancer Research Institute
    University of Pennsylvania
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    Philadelphia PA 19104-6160
    (215) 746-5526
    "Tongue-tied and twisted, just an earth-bound misfit, I."
                                    - Pink Floyd, "Learning to Fly"

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