Re: [PARPORT] Re: 4008a pci parallel port controller

From: Jason Cumiskey (
Date: Sun Sep 10 2000 - 19:03:22 EDT

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    I just upgraded my kernel to 2.2.17 and tried everything again without success.
     I then spent some time looking at the parport_pc.c code and really felt that
    my card should work. As a last ditch effort, I recompiled my kernel to have
    parport, parport_pc, and lp compiled with it instead of loading as modules.
    Now, the card works. It is using the 0xd000 address as the base I/O address.
    Strange since when I tried it with insmod, Linux completely crashed.

    This was the only way I could get my ISA ethernet card to work too. I suppose
    this might be getting off topic but there seems to be a quite a difference
    between compiling drivers with the kernel and loading them as modules.

    Jason Cumiskey

    On Fri, 08 Sep 2000, you wrote:
    > On Thu, Sep 07, 2000 at 09:25:18PM -0700, Jason Cumiskey wrote:
    > > I/O at 0xd000 [0xd001].
    > > I/O at 0xb800 [0xb801].
    > >
    > > For now, I have done an insmod parport.o
    > > then an insmod parport_pc.o io=0x378,0xb800 irq=7,none
    > Did you try 'insmod parport_pc io=0x378,0xd000 irq=7,none'?
    > > As you are suggesting to wait for a later kernel, I am guessing that this may
    > > be a common problem with these cards??
    > There are lots of different cards with the same PCI vendor and device
    > IDs, but which differ in subdevice ID. Unfortunately, the 2.2 parport
    > code isn't up to telling these apart without a lot of help; the 2.4
    > kernel _does_ do that though, so it should be alright.
    > Tim.
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