Re: [PARPORT] SparQ Under Monkey Linux

Grant R. Guenther (
Thu, 7 May 1998 14:47:36 -0400 (EDT)

> 1. My computador does have Enhanced Parallel Port support (at least that's
> what the motherboard manual says...). Is there a more efficient way to
> access my Sparq than this "mode 2" ? What are the boot-time options
> I should pass to LILO ? Why is not the driver seeing my EPP ?!!

Check your CMOS settings. The port is probably set to "standard",
change it to "EPP", but avoid "ECP" if possible.

> 3. I just realized that I had "lpd" running in background and no printer
> connected to the rear of my Sparq (despite the fact that I compiled 2.1.98
> without printer support). Do you think that this was causing my troubles ?
> I erased lpd service start-up in my "rc" files, see what happens...

lpd is not an issue.

> 4. As regarding the possibility that my system was not locking but being very
> slow: Maybe you are right. I couldn't test this hypothesis yet (my patience
> is very short, about 10 mins...). Maybe this delay could be connected to
> the fact that I had "lpd" running and my printer disconnected ? Don't know,
> just guessing... Next time the system locks (if) I will go to a video store
> and rent "Solaris"...

>From earlier evidence it seemed that you might have had an older system.

The next question is: are you compiling an SMP kernel ? PARIDE is
currently broken on SMP (I think it's fixed - but the patches aren't
quite ready for Linus yet).

Grant R. Guenther

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