Re: [PARPORT] Compaq Armada parallel

From: Tim Waugh (
Date: Mon Jun 19 2000 - 05:35:20 EDT

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    On Sun, Jun 18, 2000 at 04:45:24AM +0200, Paweł Krawczyk wrote:

    > Hello, I'm having several problems with using parallel port on
    > Compaq Armada 4131T notebook. It has recent BIOS installed, but
    > I know the Armada family has some problems with using parallel ports
    > in modes other than SPP. It probably uses EPP BIOS and there's
    > simple DOS utility to set the port into desired mode (including EPP
    > and ECP). Another information that may be helpful is that the parallel
    > port for unknown reason conflicts with the floppy drive - when
    > the parallel cable is connected, floppy stops working. IRQs, IO
    > addresses and DMA are quite different, however.

    If you watch /proc/interrupts, do you see the count for the parallel
    port IRQ go up when the remote end transmits?


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