[PARPORT] Re: ftape with Trakker parallel port

From: Tony Laszlo (laszlo@gol.com)
Date: Mon Jul 17 2000 - 08:42:26 EDT

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    Hi Claus-Justus and all.

    I have switched to a different machine now and
    am trying to figure out if I can get Trakker
    to work with ftape on a tiny:
    486 Toshiba Satellite t1910cs notebook, 8M ram
    100M harddisk.

    Not much real estate, but it's what I have to
    work with at the moment (can get to hard disk
    space for compiling with nfs).

    I have successfully installed Debian 2.1
    (kernel 2.0.36) on this machine (I would
    prefer to not to experiment with a contemporary
    kernel and apps with such a small hard disk,
    especially since it looks like 2.1 is stable
    on this beast).

    I notice that the kernel source for 2.0.36
    doesn't have parport, parport_pc or plug
    and play modules.

    Is this kernel going to work with Trakker
    on the parallel port and ftape-4.x-doc-1.03 or
    must I go with 2.1.x?


    On 6 Jul 2000, Claus-Justus Heine wrote:

    > > These are the relevant setting from /usr/src/linux/.config
    > > I had been advised not to enable PNP, in general. I guess
    > > I need to, in order to use Ftape with Trakker. Will get
    > > to that now.
    > >
    > >
    > > # CONFIG_PARPORT_OTHER is not set
    > >
    > > # Plug and Play support
    > > #
    > > # CONFIG_PNP is not set
    > This alone does not suffice. It seems that the parport driver is not
    > able to detect the interrupt automatically.

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