Re: [PARPORT] figuring out an ECP port problem

From: Bret Comstock Waldow (
Date: Thu May 01 2003 - 11:07:56 EDT

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    On Thu, 2003-05-01 at 10:16, Kevin wrote:
    > FWIW, I have been using the older VMware versions (up to 2.04) on
    > Mandrake systems, from the 2.2 to 2.4 kernels (currently 2.4.18, MD
    > 8.2). I set my parallel port to ECP in the BIOS, and put the lines
    > alias parport_lowlevel parport_pc
    > options parport_pc io=0x378 irq=5 dma=3
    > in my /etc/modules.conf file. I believe that all necessary PP ECP
    > support is either compiled into the Mandrake kernel or available as a
    > loadable module, because I use the stock kernel and don't explicitly
    > load any other modules (other than the VMware ones of course). I then
    > set the parallel port in VMware to /dev/parport0
    > with 'bidirectional' checked. This allows me to use my PP scanner from
    > the VMware windows session.

    Thanks. I've got the modules.conf lines, and the cat /proc/... results
    suggest they're being used ok. I think thus the Red Hat stock kernel
    doesn't have the options needed. I'll look at that next.


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