Hello Stephen and all parporters,
I have the same problem, but I have not tried to use the kernel patch
I have one comment though: It works under windows without any problems.
Thus, a solution exists and it would be interesting to learn what and
why this solution is not known to Linux. Or there is some "design"
"feature" which can not be fixed to allow normal use of the drive.
--- Stephen Mollett <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Wednesday 12 Mar 2003 15:45, email@example.com wrote:
> > After i mount this parallel port drive, all transfers freeze the
> This seems to be a more or less unavoidable problem with
> parallel-port drives.
> I've had some success using a preemptible kernel
> (http://www.tech9.net/rml/linux/) with my PP removable hard drive. It
> gets a bit choppy while the drive is being accessed but it doesn't
> lock solid
> for several seconds at a time (or even several minutes for big files)
> like it
> used to.
> > while it's reading at nibble speed
> You may want to investigate enabling EPP mode (not ECP+EPP) in the
> BIOS if
> your system supports it; you'll probably get faster transfers that
> way, which
> will also reduce the amount of time spent 'hung' :-)
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