On Fri, Aug 10, 2001 at 08:46:40AM +0500, Kashif Majid wrote:
> Hi there!
> I was wondering how one can find out the interfaces
> exported by the Microsoft's Win2K parallel port driver?
I guess you have to ask that to Microsoft. Maybe it's on there
knoweldgebase? I assume you want to do more then just write to a
device? If you find anything about this, please let me know.
Anyway, because of lack of a decent driver I could for windows, I
started porting the Linux driver to work under cygwin. For the
moment it already works in compat and nibble mode, probably byte
mode too. I'm not sure if it will work under win2k, or NT, but
it works under win98. NT and win2k don't allow direct access to
the ports, and do some emulation, which might cause some
I just removed about everything that has to do with IRQ and DMA,
because I don't need them for my device, it only supports nibble
mode. I also had to remove alot of things that were specific to
the kernel, like calls to shedule(). I almost removed all
timeouts. I think it should even run in usermode under Linux if
you call ioperm() first.
I would like to make everything work properly under windows 98,
but I'm not sure what is possible. I've never used DMA or IRQs
under windows, and I assume this would best live as a driver, and
have no idea how to write that. If it was a driver, it would
probably run under NT/2K too.
I currently don't have much time for it, but I really would love
to make a decent driver for windows.
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