[PARPORT] Zip Drive Stopped Working

From: robeano (robeano@drizzle.com)
Date: Sun Jul 08 2001 - 23:15:53 EDT

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    My zip drive has stopped working...it had worked correctly since I
    installed it 10 months ago.
    I haven't made any kernel changes since I first installed it 10 months
    ago. I haven't installed any software within a month of this zip drive problem.

    The last time I successfully used the zip drive, I may have removed the
    disk before I unmounted the drive. I don't know if
    this could cause my current problem.

    I have tried many minor changes. I've tried unloading all of the parport
    modules, then using insmod (I've tried modprobe too) to load them.
    Nothing seems to work. I tried adding

    append = "parport=0x378,7"

    to lilo.conf, but it did not help.

    lp does load and I can print without a problem (I'm not trying to load lp
    before ppa). The zip drive
    is working and the disk in it is good (I checked it with another

    I have tried many solutions I found after searching through discussion
    list archives (including this list's archive), but they don't seem to make
    a difference.

    My computer is a CTX 700E Series notebook: 2GB hardrive, 64 MB RAM
    I'm running Caldera's eDesktop version 2.4.

    Linux 2.2.14

    parallel port settings in BIOS: SPP io=0x378 irq=7

    In modules.conf:

    alias parport_lowlevel parport_pc
    options ppa ppa_speed_high=1 ppa_speed_low=6 ppa_nybble=0

    In /etc/modules/default:


    When my computer boots, ppa fails. dmesg states:

    parport0: PC-style at 0x378 [SPP]
    parport_probe: failed
    parport0: no IEEE-1284 device present.
    lp0: using parport0 (polling).

    After boot, lsmod shows:

    Module Size Used by
    nfs 28824 1 (autoclean)
    lockd 31880 0 (autoclean) [nfs]
    sunrpc 54916 1 (autoclean) [nfs lockd]
    ds 6472 2
    i82365 29508 2
    pcmcia_core 43872 0 [ds i82365]
    lp 5756 0 (unused)
    parport_probe 3172 0
    parport_pc 7060 1
    parport 7748 1 [lp parport_probe parport_pc]

    So, I

    rmmod lp
    insmod scsi_mod

    Not a problem, then:

    insmod ppa

    I get:

    /lib/modules/2.2.14/scsi/ppa.o: init_module: Device or resource busy

    Please help!



     Robin Barre Web Developer/Linux Chik
     robeano@drizzle.com http://www.rufdesigns.com/

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