Re:[PARPORT] Backpack cd-rewriter

From: marcelo.c.pinto (marcelo.c.pinto@bol.com.br)
Date: Fri Dec 05 2003 - 15:12:15 EST

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    Hi Shawn,

      Although I'm using Slackware 9.0, I think it's worth
    to mention my lessons learned. I am successfully using a
    BackPack CD-RW with my laptop.

      My /etc/rc.d/modules.conf file contains:

    /sbin/modprobe parport
    /sbin/modprobe parport_pc
    /sbin/modprobe paride
    /sbin/modprobe bpck6
    /sbin/modprobe pcd
    /sbin/modprobe pg

      Of course you can try doing these steps manually as
    well (as root, or su'ed).

      You need bpck6, which seems to be available from newer
    Kernel versions than yours.

      If you choose to go ahead and compile a new kernel
    verion, please let me know and I will be able to provide
    you some hints about the kernel configuration related to
    parport, paride and bpck.

    Regards,

    MP

    > Hello,
    >
    > 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 2.7.2.3)
    #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.
    >
    > Shawn
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > --
    > 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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