Re:[PARPORT] Backpack cd-rewriter

From: marcelo.c.pinto (marcelo.c.pinto@bol.com.br)
Date: Fri Dec 05 2003 - 17:37:32 EST

  • Next message: Shawn Koons: "Re: [PARPORT] Backpack cd-rewriter"

    Hi, just a correction: the file is
    not /etc/rc.d/modules.conf

    The correct file is /etc/rc.d/rc.modules

    You should have this file somewhere within /etc/rc.x

    If not, you could put the same set of commands into some
    of the initialization scripts for your distribution

    Regards,

    MP

    > 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 newe
    r
    > 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 provid
    e
    > you some hints about the kernel configuration related t
    o
    > 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 NET3.0
    39
    > > 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 199
    9
    > > 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 confuse
    d.
    > >
    > > *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 i
    t
    > 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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