Tim Waugh <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
In a message on Sat, 8 Dec 2001 16:15:52 +0000, wrote :
TW> On Sat, Dec 08, 2001 at 11:07:38AM -0500, Robert Heller wrote:
TW> > Is there a high-level parallel port driver that allows 'vanila' access
TW> > to a parallel port from a user-mode program? If so, what are the ioctls
TW> > available? I need to be able to test if data is available and/or test
TW> > the state of the handshake lines. Or do I need to write a kernel module
TW> > (driver)?
TW> Take a look at libieee1284: http://cyberelk.net/tim/libieee1284/. It
TW> is a nicer interface to the kernel ppdev driver, which also has some
TW> fall-back I/O routines if ppdev isn't available. It is meant to be
TW> cross-platform-capable, and for example I don't think it would take
TW> too much effort to get it going on *BSD.
TW> For Linux, ppdev is available in the 2.4.x kernel series.
Is there something like ppdev or libieee1284 for 2.2.x kernels? I've
only just upgraded my machine to RH 6.2 and for a whole pile of reasons
don't want to upgrade further at this time.
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