Re: [PARPORT] SparQ Under Monkey Linux (fwd)

Grant R. Guenther (
Mon, 4 May 1998 18:06:21 -0400 (EDT)

> 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 ?

I'm not aware of exactly this problem, but it does sound similar to the known
problems with the PARIDE drivers on SMP systems. I have finally solved that
one (I believe) and will be submitting the patches shortly.

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

> 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
Is this an old computer with no EPP ? If so, are you sure it locks up, or
is it just being slow ? Are you low on memory on this machine ?

> pda: SyQuest SparQ, 1960560 blocks [957M], (1945/16/63), removable media
> Partition check:
> pda: unknown partition table

What's that about ? Was there a disk in the drive ?

Grant R. Guenther

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