Re: [PARPORT] figuring out an ECP port problem

From: Tim Waugh (
Date: Thu May 01 2003 - 10:22:23 EDT

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    On Thu, May 01, 2003 at 09:51:09AM -0400, Bret Comstock Waldow wrote:

    > > As the documentation will tell you, 'modes' indicates the modes that
    > > the kernel is willing to use for transfers; in particular, it is NOT
    > > just 'what the BIOS can do'. For example, the BIOS may have ECP
    > > support, but the kernel may be compiled without support for hardware
    > > ECP.
    > What documentation are you referring to?

    For the kernel (since it's a kernel-provided thing):
    Documentation/parport.txt in the kernel source tree.

    > Thanks for the info. I'm currently using the stock Red Hat 9 kernel.
    > I'll look to see what options are enabled.

    I'm pretty sure that hardware ECP support isn't enabled in Red Hat
    Linux 9.


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