What is your BIOS set to for the parallel port?
If your system finds the parport then you should be able to see information
when you type at the terminal:
(you should be able to see parportX, for example at your expected value of
(might see an interrupt, might not, for example at your expected value of 7)
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From: "stlouisembedded" <email@example.com>
Sent: Saturday, May 10, 2003 8:51 PM
Subject: [PARPORT] problem with lpt port
> Can anyone give me a hint as what to use to test the
> parallel port in linux?
> I am using Debian 3.2 on a laptop. I have tested the
> port itself with a loopback device and a program
> called Microscope.(it tested good)
> I have an eeprom programmer that runs on a parallel
> port, it worked with another computer, but with the
> laptop(Debian) it says there is a communication error.
> Any tips for whay utilies to make sure that the lpt
> port has been detected, is running, ...anything?
> fwiw:kde control panel doesnt show the irq or i/o
> range for the lpt port (378, irq 7) as being in use.
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