Re: [PARPORT] performance

Riley Williams (rhw@BIGFOOT.COM)
Tue, 20 Jan 1998 21:38:35 +0000 (GMT)

Hi Luiz.

On Tue, 20 Jan 1998, Luiz Otavio L. Zorzella wrote:

> I'm a UNIX savy, but a zip drive novice. After some Howtos, and
> some trys, my zip drive seems to be working very well. Well,
> almost. While I'm copying large files to it, the performance of
> my X windows goes bad.

> I thought it could be a BIOS problem, as in the HOWTO, it is
> said to choose one of "standard" or "bi-directional". The
> options I have are:

> Compatible (the common sense tells me this is standard)
> Extended
> ECP (I have to choose a DMA & version in this)

> And I use "Compatible". Is there a better thing to do? Is this
> bad performance "normal"?

>From experience, the best combination for the ZipDrive is to
install the PPA 1.40 patch from and set the parallel
port for EPP mode if that works, and ECP mode if not...

Also from experience, the ZipDrive HowTo is out of date and needs
SERIOUS updating...

Best wishes from Riley.

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