[PARPORT] SparQ Under Monkey Linux (fwd)

Ximenes Rocha Resende (ximenes@cv-2-8.campusview.indiana.edu)
Mon, 4 May 1998 14:28:49 +0000 (UTC)

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> Date: Mon, 04 May 1998 11:16:35 -0400
> From: Jose Conde <jconde@fallschurch.esys.com>
> To: linux-parport@torque.net
> Subject: [PARPORT] SparQ Under Monkey Linux
> I've recently got Monkey Linux running on a 386/40MHZ machine
> with 8M RAM. I connected a SparQ 1GB parallel port drive to
> LPT1, downloaded the paride tar file, built the modules,
> and installed them. I was then able to mount the SparQ
> drive and successfully list all files on the drive. The
> problem starts whenever I try to copy any files from the
> SparQ drive. The system hangs and
> "paride: do_pd_read_drq" and "paride: do_pd_read"
> messages continually display on the console. The drives
> parms are being set automatically when loading the pd
> module (port=3bc, mode=2, etc.). Can this thing work
> under "Monkey" Linux?

> -Jose Conde
> jconde@fallschurch.esys.com

I have a similar problem with linux-2.1.97, Redhat5.0 distribution. But in my
case paride,epat and pd are built into the kernel. I can also mount, read and
write but eventually the system will freeze when I access my Sparq a couple of
times. Is the version of the drive shipped with 2.1.97 known to run without
bugs, as far as you guys can tell ? It's been four months now that I've been
trying to set up my promossing Sparq investiment under Linux...I also tried
the drivers with linux 2.0.30, 2.0.32 and 2.1.77 under Redhat4.0 but didn't
succeed. Because of this problems I still have to keep Windows95 in my machine.
Sparqs runs smooth with it.

If any of you guys know what I should do to correct my problem I would appreci
ate your help.

                                        Ximenes Resende

My boot messages:

paride: epat registered as protocol 0
pd: pd version 1.01, major 45, cluster 64, nice 0
pda: epat 1.0, Shuttle EPAT chip c6 at 0x378, mode 2 (8-bit), delay 1
pda: SyQuest SparQ, 1960560 blocks [957M], (1945/16/63), removable media
Partition check:
 pda: unknown partition table
 hda: hda1 hda2 hda3 hda4

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