Tony Laszlo wrote:
> Many thanks to Rudy Zijlstra, Tim Jones and Tim Waugh.
You're quite welcome.
> The machine is an IBM Aptiva 486 running a 2.2.9 kernel .
Errrrrk, screeeeeeech, crash! Tony, PLEASE download either 2.2.14, or
2.2.16 and install a new kernel. 2.2.9 is, to put it mildly, a problem
> lsmod after insmod-ing parport_pc (trakker still couldn't find parport) :
> Module Size Used by
> trakker 15028 0
> zftape 89580 -1 (unused)
> ftape 149016 0 [trakker zftape]
> parport_pc 5876 0 (unused)
> parport 7284 0 [parport_pc]
> /etc/conf.modules :
> alias char-major-27 zftape
> options parport_pc io=0x378 irq=7
> options ftape ft_fdc_driver=trakker,none,none,none
> # options ft_fdc_base=0x180 ft_fdc_irq=9 ft_fdc_dma=3
> # pre-install ftape-internal /sbin/swapout 16
This appears all correct. But you're not getting IRQ recognition. Are
you sure that the hardware setting in your system BIOS has the parallel
port running in EPP mode? ALso, please make certain that lp.o is not
You could also try:
echo 7 > /proc/parport/0/irq
before you insmod the ftape modules and see if that forces the IRQ to be
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