I'm having some troubles with the parallel port here. I'm using an old DELL
OPTPLEX GX200 as a intranet linux server and for some backup reasons and
other I need to install the infamous external HP CD-RW 7200.
The problem is that this old dell machine does not have the support for EPP
mode on the BIOS, but the chip itself (National Semiconductor PC87332)
allows EPP mode. The burner is correctly detected at boot time and is
automatically set to mode 0 (4 bits) and when you try to burn something with
cdrecord... guess what, it fails (OPC faillure)!
Now my questions are:
- is there any way to force parport to use EPP mode instead of PS/2 or other
- is there any software to set the chip to use only EPP mode?
Any help is greatly appreciated, I already tried to update the BIOS and it's
still the same thing.
Thanks in advance!
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