David Campbell (email@example.com)
Wed, 24 Dec 1997 07:45:53 +0000
> Date: Tue, 23 Dec 1997 11:26:39 -0500 (EST)
> From: Jyan-Min Fang <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: [PARPORT] parallel port iomega zip question
> I like to thank everyone for the nice advise. Now my parallel zip drive
> has ~200KB/s transfer rate. Thanks all. btw, it is usual that it may fail
> sometimes when one tried to insmod the module? When I loaded the ppa
> module, I sometimes received this message
> Dec 23 03:06:40 localhost kernel: ppa: No devices found, aborting driver
> and the insmod ppa module is aborted.
I would need to see the 5 lines prior to this message. I can not determine
why it failed just from the above message.
What may be happening here is the drive is not reseting properly (happens
with some drive/power pack combinations if the power pack is turned on
while plugged into the drive). The parallel <=> SCSI interface is
functioning fine but it can not find any device on the SCSI bus, hence the
If the above occurs again, immediately try to insert a disk. If the disk
goes in without the orange status LED flashing then you have a hung drive.
Just pull the power connector out and insert.
> or this message
> Dec 23 03:00:13 localhost kernel: ppa: Communication established with ID 6
> using SPP
> Dec 23 03:00:13 localhost kernel: scsi1 : Iomega parport ZIP drive
> Dec 23 03:00:13 localhost kernel: scsi : 1 host.
> Dec 23 03:00:24 localhost modprobe: Can't locate module block-major-8
kerneld (or modprobe) can not locate the SCSI disk module which is
responsible for block-major-8. You may need a new version of module utils
OR check the config file for kerneld.
> and the module is loaded, but it won't find the device. but other time the
> insmod ppa.o is fine and I can mount and use the zip. Any idea? Thanks
PS: I will be on leave until the 5th Jan. My web page has been updated
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