>Second problem: the original patch leaves the parallel port in ECP
>mode permanently. My experience with working on printers of various
>sorts is that this is in general a Bad Thing; the 1284 protocol is
>easily broken if either side gets out of sync with the other, and the
>longer the port is left in ECP mode the easier it is for this to
>happen. Also, if other drivers want to use the port in other modes
>(or in other ways) this could cause problems.
I guess maybe switching back to compatibility mode on close might be the right
thing to do. Flipping into and out of ECP mode on every write seems like a
bit too much of an overhead. Other drivers wanting to change the mode of the
port shouldn't cause a problem, I don't think: they can negotiate to whatever
mode they want, and parport_write will reselect its favourite next time it's
As to your other three issues, I'm not sure what to make of those. I got the
same low data rate as you, but I don't know why.
Does anybody know how other operating systems handle retrieving "ready" status
when using ECP mode?
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