[PARPORT] Re: Troubleshooting a very simple setup

From: Steinar Bang (sb@metis.no)
Date: Fri Jun 23 2000 - 10:13:38 EDT

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    >>>>> Tim Waugh <twaugh@redhat.com>:

    > On Tue, Jun 20, 2000 at 09:21:32AM +0200, Steinar Bang wrote:
    >> Is "Enhanced Parallell Port" a concept common to many machines/BIOSes?
    >> Or is this something specific to Digital PCs?

    > It's common.

    >> I grepped the parport source (kernel 2.2.10) for "-i enhanced" without
    >> getting any matches.

    > Try EPP.

    OK. Now the machine's been down for the first time in 58 days. I
    went into the BIOS and set the parallell port up to use EPP (and IRQ7
    (I think)). I removed all forced setting of I/O address and IRQ in
    conf.modules, did a depmod and "cat .kderc >/dev/lp0" and the printer
    started ticking.

    These are the results from /var/log/messages:

    Jun 23 18:07:33 doohan kernel: parport0: PC-style at 0x378 [SPP,PS2,EPP]
    Jun 23 18:07:33 doohan kernel: parport0: Printer, Canon BJC-4200
    Jun 23 18:07:33 doohan kernel: lp0: using parport0 (polling).

    Thanx to Tim and Gunther for their help!

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