Re: [PARPORT] Port Multiplexor Problem

From: Tim Waugh (
Date: Fri Feb 02 2001 - 12:03:55 EST

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    On Fri, Feb 02, 2001 at 08:21:04AM -0800, Mike Murphy wrote:

    > I recently purchased what I believed to be a port multiplexor (4
    > way), but the parport driver doesn't seem to recognize it and only
    > recognizes whichever printer is currently selected on the device. I
    > suspect the multiplexor doesn't speak the 1284.3 protocol, if this
    > is even a possibility (haven't read the spec or have much experience
    > with these devices). It comes with some windows software which will
    > (allegedly) operate the autoswitch.

    There certainly are non-IEEE1284.3 multiplexors out there. For



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