Re: [PARPORT] How should I load ppdev?

From: Tim Waugh (
Date: Wed May 30 2001 - 04:34:04 EDT

  • Next message: Ronnie Arosa: "Re: [PARPORT] How should I load ppdev?"

    On Wed, May 30, 2001 at 09:52:23AM +0200, Ronnie Arosa wrote:

    > [root@lago char]# modprobe ppdev
    > /lib/modules/2.4.2-2/kernel/drivers/char/ppdev.o: init_module:
    > Input/output error

    Looking through the source, it seems like this is getting tripped:

            if (devfs_register_chrdev (PP_MAJOR, CHRDEV, &pp_fops)) {
                    printk (KERN_WARNING CHRDEV ": unable to get major %d\n",
                    return -EIO;

    Is that what it says in 'dmesg'?

    I don't know why that would happen. Did you have devfs enabled, or
    not (it should work either way)?


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