[PARPORT] Backpack cd-rewriter

From: Shawn Koons (skoons1ns@netscape.net)
Date: Thu Dec 04 2003 - 14:52:03 EST

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    I am attempting to get my machine to recognize my Backpack cd-rewriter.
    I will attempt to give as much info as I can. Please accept apologies in
    advance if I give too much, or the wrong, information.

    *I use Tiny Linux, based on Slackware 4.0.

    *I have a Compaq LTE 5300 laptop P133 w/48 meg ram.

    *My dmesg is:

    Linux version 2.2.6 (root@zap) (gcc version #20 Tue Apr 27
    15:23:25 CDT 1999
    Detected 133343796 Hz processor.
    Console: colour VGA+ 80x25
    Calibrating delay loop... 53.04 BogoMIPS
    Memory: 46720k/49152k available (1204k kernel code, 408k reserved, 764k
    data, 56k init)
    VFS: Diskquotas version dquot_6.4.0 initialized
    CPU: Intel Pentium 75 - 200 stepping 0c
    Checking 386/387 coupling... OK, FPU using exception 16 error reporting.
    Checking 'hlt' instruction... OK.
    Checking for popad bug... OK.
    Intel Pentium with F0 0F bug - workaround enabled.
    POSIX conformance testing by UNIFIX
    PCI: Using configuration type 1
    PCI: Probing PCI hardware
    Linux NET4.0 for Linux 2.2
    Based upon Swansea University Computer Society NET3.039
    NET4: Unix domain sockets 1.0 for Linux NET4.0.
    NET4: Linux TCP/IP 1.0 for NET4.0
    IP Protocols: ICMP, UDP, TCP, IGMP
    Initializing RT netlink socket
    Starting kswapd v 1.5
    Detected PS/2 Mouse Port.
    Serial driver version 4.27 with HUB-6 MANY_PORTS MULTIPORT SHARE_IRQ enabled
    ttyS00 at 0x03f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
    ttyS02 at 0x03e8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
    Real Time Clock Driver v1.09
    RAM disk driver initialized: 16 RAM disks of 4096K size
    loop: registered device at major 7
    hda: IBM-DTCA-24090, ATA DISK drive
    ide2: ports already in use, skipping probe
    ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
    hda: IBM-DTCA-24090, 3909MB w/468kB Cache, CHS=993/128/63
    Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M
    FDC 0 is a National Semiconductor PC87306
    md driver 0.36.6 MAX_MD_DEV=4, MAX_REAL=8
    linear personality registered
    raid0 personality registered
    scsi : 0 hosts.
    scsi : detected total.
    Partition check:
     hda: hda1 hda2
    VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem) readonly.
    Freeing unused kernel memory: 56k freed
    VFS: Disk change detected on device fd(2,0)
    end_request: I/O error, dev 02:00 (floppy), sector 0
    VFS: Disk change detected on device fd(2,0)
    end_request: I/O error, dev 02:00 (floppy), sector 0
    parport0: PC-style at 0x378 [SPP]
    lp0: using parport0 (polling).
    CSLIP: code copyright 1989 Regents of the University of California
    SLIP: version 0.8.4-NET3.019-NEWTTY-MODULAR (dynamic channels, max=256).
    SLIP linefill/keepalive option.
    PPP: version 2.3.3 (demand dialling)
    PPP line discipline registered.
    Linux PCMCIA Card Services 3.0.9
      kernel build: 2.2.6 #20 Sat Apr 17 23:17:12 CDT 1999
      options: [pci] [cardbus]
    Intel PCIC probe:
      Cirrus PD672x ISA-to-PCMCIA at port 0x3e0 ofs 0x00, 2 sockets
        host opts [0]: [ring] [65/6/3] [1/15/3]
        host opts [1]: [ring] [65/6/3] [1/15/3]
        ISA irqs (default) = 3,4,5,7,9,10,11,12 polling interval = 1000 ms
    cs: IO port probe 0x1000-0x17ff: excluding 0x1028-0x102f 0x1220-0x122f
    0x1320-0x1327 0x1378-0x137f 0x1388-0x138f 0x13e8-0x13ff 0x1428-0x142f
    0x1778-0x177f 0x17e8-0x17ff
    cs: IO port probe 0x0100-0x04ff: excluding 0x220-0x22f 0x320-0x327
    0x388-0x38f 0x428-0x42f 0x480-0x48f
    cs: IO port probe 0x0a00-0x0aff: clean.
    cs: memory probe 0x0d0000-0x0dffff: clean.
    xirc2ps_cs.c 1.31 1998/12/09 19:32:55 (dd9jn+kvh)
    eth0: auto negotation failed; using 10mbs
    eth0: media 10BaseT, silicon revision 5
    eth0: Xircom: port 0x300, irq 3, hwaddr 00:10:A4:FF:9A:05
    tty03 at 0x02e8 (irq = 3) is a 16550A
    paride: version 1.04 installed
    paride: bpck registered as protocol 0
    pd: pd version 1.05, major 45, cluster 64, nice 0
    pda: 0x378 is parport0
    pda: Autoprobe failed
    pd: no valid drive found

    *I read the webpage http://www.torque.net/parport/paride.html, but am
    still confused.

    *I have also read as many articles in the archive as I could find
    containing the subject backpack, but am still confused.

    *I do not know how to mess with the kernel, so I did not try to load
    paride and the drivers as modules (Especially since they are already
    compiled (?) in the kernel.

    *There is a script that accompanies the subsection "using a paride
    device" that I do not know what to do with. I also do not know how to
    create the device "special device" as mentioned there.

    *When I "insmod bpck" I get the response:

    /lib/modules/2.2.6/misc/bpck.o: a module named bpck already exists


    The port worked when I tried to set up the printer, but after an initial
    successful test page printing, I cannot get the printer to work. When I
    give the command:

    lpr -Plp foo.file

    The printer coughs and starts to load a piece of paper, then freezes.

    when I "lpq" I find it empty. (I only mention this as possible help to
    diagnose the backpack problem. I will tackle the printing at another time)


    The Backpack unit works when I swap the HD with one containing win98 (I
    do not dual boot). The printer port (Windows name for Parallel port) is
    on interrupt 7 at 0378-037B with no conflicts.

    In the bios there is no setting for ecp or the like. The only thing
    listed is:

    enable advanced LPT mode

    which can be toggled on or off. (a quick web search did nothing to
    explain what this means).

    Any help will be greatly appreciated. My goal in starting this project
    was to learn as much as possible about administering my own linux box. I
    have used linux in the past, but I did not get into it more than a
    casual workstation user. I now want to learn about things from the
    command line up.


    Mythology may, in a real sense, be defined as other people's religion.
    And religion may, in a real sense, be understood as a popular
    misunderstanding of mythology.

    Joseph Campbell, Thou Art That

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