Re: [PARPORT] Parport Insanity... No such device. 2.4.18

From: Stephen Mollett (
Date: Sat Jul 20 2002 - 09:58:09 EDT

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    > ... 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 want.)
    > ...
    > If I make a symlink to lp0 or par0, it will say "Open parport0: No such
    > device."

    You need to compile support for user-space parallel port device drivers.
    (IIRC, it's under 'character devices'.) The module can then be inserted with
    'modprobe ppdev'.

    You can make /dev/parport0 by doing:

    mknod /dev/parport0 c 99 0

    as root.

    Hope this helps.


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