I still have not been able to get my parallel port zip100 drive to start
working. I haven't found anything in the many archives I've searched that
match my scenario. There is no clicking sound coming from the drive. Is
there a lock file that might stop it? Where else
can I look on my machine for possible answers or clues? Do I need to
recompile the kernel? Please help if you can.
P.S. - I've included my original post below.
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Date: Sun, 8 Jul 2001 20:15:53 -0700 (PDT)
From: robeano <email@example.com>
Subject: [PARPORT] Zip Drive Stopped Working
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
My computer is a CTX 700E Series notebook: 2GB hardrive, 64 MB RAM
I'm running Caldera's eDesktop version 2.4.
parallel port settings in BIOS: SPP io=0x378 irq=7
alias parport_lowlevel parport_pc
options ppa ppa_speed_high=1 ppa_speed_low=6 ppa_nybble=0
When my computer boots, ppa fails. dmesg states:
parport0: PC-style at 0x378 [SPP]
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]
Not a problem, then:
/lib/modules/2.2.14/scsi/ppa.o: init_module: Device or resource busy
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