Re: [PARPORT] ppdev newbie question

From: Tim Waugh (
Date: Tue Sep 19 2000 - 17:52:24 EDT

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    On Tue, Sep 19, 2000 at 04:56:02PM +1000, Ramon Donnell wrote:

    > I need to use the parallel port to talk to a custom EPP device, its
    > pretty dumb and only uses the wait line on strobe.
    > >From looking around it seem I need ppdev.

    You might be better off just using inb/outb right now, since ppdev
    isn't integrated into 2.2 yet (and also still has some bugs I think).

    > I've already tried insmod parport and parport_pc, but when I cat >
    > /dev/parport0 or use open(2) I get "No Such Device" error.

    That isn't how to use that device (although it would be nice). See


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