Re: [PARPORT] ppSCSI and Microtek X6 scanner -- almost working

From: Karl Oberjohn (
Date: Wed Dec 20 2000 - 23:37:14 EST

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    I got the scanner working now, under kernels 2.2.16
    and 2.4.0-test12. :) Thanks for your help.

    It turns out I was not passing the correct parameters
    to the onscsi module. The following command does the
    trick: "insmod onscsi host0=0,0". It seems to work if
    the parallel port mode is set to EPP or ECP in the
    BIOS, but not SPP. In either case, I must explicitly
    specify mode 0 (nybble). If I don't specify the mode,
    I'll get about two dozen "Arbitration failure"
    messages; if I specify a mode other than 0, I get the
    error, "onscsi.o: init_module: no such device."

    I'd be happy to answer any other questions about the
    setup I'm using, if that's useful to anyone. Thanks
    for your patience, and I apologize if this was a
    newbie mistake.

    Karl Oberjohn

    BTW, there was nothing displayed when I did the "cat"
    command on the autoprobe* files.

    --- Tim Waugh <> wrote:
    > On Sun, Dec 17, 2000 at 03:32:41PM -0800, Karl
    > Oberjohn wrote:
    > > There are five files in the
    > > /proc/sys/dev/parport/parport0 directory:
    > autoprobe,
    > > autoprobe0, autoprobe1, autoprobe2, and
    > autoprobe3.
    > > They are all empty files (zero bytes in length).
    > cat them.
    > Tim.
    > */
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