Re: [PARPORT] unused data pins on parport

From: Marcel Pol (
Date: Tue Dec 18 2001 - 17:51:40 EST

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    On Tue, 18 Dec 2001 15:43:56 -0600
    "daniel sheltraw" <> wrote:

    > If this question is not appropriate for this list would someone
    > please tell where to get such help.
    > I have a home built device connected to my SIIG ISA parallel port.
    > The device uses pin 10 for a hardware interrupt and pins 2-5 for
    > data input as well as the ground pins 18-25. Should the unused data
    > pins 6-9 be tied high?
    > I have burnt two SIIG ISA cards with my circuit but the device
    > works fine on a pcmcia Quatech parallel port.

    I don't know how your device is controlled, but if you already burnt 2
    cards, why risk another.
    Wouldn't it be a better idea to run it through a relais.
    There's a howto about that:

    Hope the idea works for you.

    Marcel Pol

    Linux 2.4.13-8mdksmp, up 30 days 9:23

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