>Date: Mon, 26 Feb 2001 00:14:02 +0000
>From: Martin Knott <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Does anyone have any experience getting a parallel port CompactFlash Card
>Reader to work under Linux.
The parallel port reader I am aware of is the SanDisk model. There is
no driver for it already as far as I know. I started messing with it a
while back, but haven't got very far...it helps when you don't blow up
your motherboard parallel port, too. :)
The SanDisk reader I have uses a Shuttle EPST chip. There is an EPST
protocol driver in the parport code, but it apparently can't quite
cope with the latest revisions of the chip. I ran a DOS driver for
the reader under dosemu and traced the I/O, and the protocol that
this reader is using is very similar to, but not exactly the same as,
what the EPST driver does currently.
If the goal is "read CF card in Linux" there are a couple of options
besides hacking the EPST driver. If you have a machine with PCMCIA
slots, you can get a CF->PCMCIA adapter connector rather cheaply -
mine cost US$15. If you have USB, Shuttle's newer USB reader is
said to support Linux. If the card happens to be used in a digital
camera, you may be able to use gPhoto, www.gphoto.org , to download
pictures from the camera's serial port - slow, but gets it done.
I believe similar software exists for other CF applications like
I hope this helps!
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