Re: [PARPORT] Presentation and qestion.

From: Samuel Partida (
Date: Mon May 13 2002 - 18:35:31 EDT

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    On Mon, 13 May 2002 11:33:45 -0400
    Charles Lepple <> wrote:

    > Folks, feel free to correct me if this has changed, but if the linux
    > parallel port driver only sees PCSPP (and not EPP), it can't enable EPP
    > mode (this is a chipset-dependent thing).
    > I don't know what chipset is used in Compaq laptops, but you might want to
    > try and enable CONFIG_PARPORT_PC_SUPERIO in your kernel configuration (it'
    > s there in 2.4, but not sure about prior versions). Even though the code
    > does not appear to support enabling of EPP, if you have a supported
    > Super-IO chipset, it may be possible to find out how to change the port
    > mode from the datasheet.
    > On Monday, May 13, 2002, at 11:52 AM, Samuel Partida wrote:
    > > Hello Stephen, thanks writting to me, Compaq doesn't have such utility,
    > > in fact,
    > > i've called to Compaq's Support Line asking them about my problem, so
    > > they begin to say:
    > > "Ok, go to the LPT Properties in your Wi---ws hardware configuration..."
    > > and I tell them,
    > > I'm not using that, I just use Linux, they said that Compaq doesn't
    > > support Linux OS, blah
    > > , blah and blah... you can imaginate it. Well, I hope if there is someone
    > > who knows if it is
    > > possible to change the Parallel Mode from Linux because Compaq's Support
    > > Line said that it is
    > > possible to do it in W---ws, is that true?
    > --
    > Charles Lepple <>

    Don't worry about that anymore, i've returned the parellel port scanner so I'm going
    to buy an Acer 3300 USB which is well supporte with the SANE backend. :)
    Thanks to everyone who tried to help me!

    Best regards,
    Samuel Partida.

             Samuel Partida Amores
               AndaLinux dot Org


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