Re: [PARPORT] port doesn't hold states

From: Simon Krix (
Date: Sat Apr 12 2003 - 07:47:03 EDT

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    On Sat, 2003-04-12 at 18:42, Robert Davidson wrote:
    > >>I checked, it works on some machines (generates square on pins - 0.5 Hz,
    > >>50%),
    > >>but not on this one with main board:
    > I have an ECS K7S5A motherboard (SiS735 chipset, No LAN). I can't get
    > the printer port on this board to work properley either. In DOS
    > however, the port works as I would expect.
    > I've pretty much given up on this parallel port under Linux, I guess the
    > Canon printer it was connected to wasn't at fault at all and shouldn't
    > have been smashed to pieces.

    I also have problems with the parallel hardware on this board, though I
    never tracked down the cause of my problems. When using my scanner I see
    occasional stoppages (the kernel waits forever when receving data) or
    data errors, particularly when DMA or interrupts are involved. I only
    use IEEE1284 modes, not generic printer routines. Perhaps this
    particular hardware is at fault.

    Simon Krix

    Simon Krix <>

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