Caveat: I'm not a seasoned linux veteran. I have combed a lot of the
documentation and cannot find specific answers to these issues -- at least --
none that make any sense.
I have a Compaq LTE 5300, and I put Debian on it. (2.2.19-compact, "potato").
It did not seem to have any of the parport modules or drivers on it, so I
downloaded 2.4.18, whipped out kconfig, set up for Parallel Port, and
I have an application from Bill Danielson which is supposed to talk to an
Internet Appliance via Parallel Port (Laplink Cable.) It specifically wants
to talk to
However, I don't have /dev/parport0. (It's literally NOT there.)
If I compile parport_pc as a module instead of into the kernel, modprobe and
insmod don't work for it. (Don't recall exactly what. I can try again if you
If I compile parport_pc into the kernel, I will see "parport0: PC-style at
0x378 (PCSPP(,...)]" in my dmesg output.
parport0 appears in /proc/ioports, but does not appear in /proc/interrupts
and the application constantly says
"Open parport0: No such file or directory."
If I make a symlink to lp0 or par0, it will say "Open parport0: No such
Does 2.4.18 have some sort of problem?
I'd appreciate any help you would care to provide.
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