Re: [PARPORT] Backpack cd-rewriter

From: AL Crowley (
Date: Thu Dec 04 2003 - 16:27:40 EST

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    Try doing a "modprobe pcd" then look at your dmesg again.


    At 01:52 PM 12/4/2003, Shawn Koons wrote:
    >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, 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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