Re: [PARPORT] parport zip drive in RH7.1

From: Jeff Kopmanis (
Date: Wed May 09 2001 - 11:29:11 EDT

  • Next message: Tim Waugh: "Re: [PARPORT] parport zip drive in RH7.1"

    TIM! OH MY GOD!!!

    I booted into Windows, checked out the IRQ/IO ports (IRQ 7, 03BC-03BF),
    and while in Control Panel noticed a subtle little icon, "ThinkPad
    Configuration". Went to the parallel port and that !@%$#!! thing was
    disabled!!! Despite the fact that the zip drive software ignores that
    setting, it seems to be disabled. Arg. There is no BIOS option! Arg.

    Anyway, it works great now. Just run "modprobe imm" and then mount the

    Is there a modules.conf option I can put in there to automatically load
    the imm driver? My faculty dude can certainly do this, but he'll forget
    and get frustrated.

    Thanks SO much for helping me get through this.

    -Jeff. :)

    On Wed, 9 May 2001, Tim Waugh wrote:

    > Date: Wed, 9 May 2001 16:12:22 +0100
    > From: Tim Waugh <>
    > To: Jeff Kopmanis <>
    > Cc:
    > Subject: Re: [PARPORT] parport zip drive in RH7.1
    > On Wed, May 09, 2001 at 11:09:59AM -0400, Jeff Kopmanis wrote:
    > > > What does 'dmesg' say?
    > >
    > > I attached a copy of the listing, after doing the following:
    > >
    > > modprobe parport
    > > modprobe imm
    > The parport_pc module can't find your parallel port, by the looks of
    > it. Is it enabled in your BIOS?
    > > I have a Zip250 external parallel drive. I was only bemoaning the ease of
    > > which I got the Zip100 to work, and how much trouble this thing is. Sorry
    > > for the confusion.
    > I think that getting a Zip100 to work on this machine would be as much
    > trouble, as the problem seems to be with parport_pc detecting the
    > parallel port, rather than with the driver detecting the device.
    > Tim.
    > */


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