Re: [PARPORT] Paride and SparQ problems

Patrick Bauer (
Tue, 19 May 1998 13:34:37 -0400 (EDT)

hmmm... seems like people's posts are being posted twice hehe... well
anyways... here's the scoop...

i have two parallel ports... one built into the motherboard... and one
add-on card... now... i have a parallel port SparQ... and a parallel port
scanner... if both of these devices are connected to both parallel
ports... whichever device is connected to the add-on card... will not
function properly... so there it is

i've had the same problems on Windows NT... so it's not a problem with the
OS... could be the existance of a sound driver causing the problem... i
still have to test that..


On Tue, 19 May 1998, Grant R. Guenther wrote:

> > I'm having some problems with a SparQ 1.0 GB attached to a parallel
> > port... i have too parallel ports on the motherboard... one using the
> > built in parallel port... set to EPP mode... and another add-on card... at
> > 0x278... also set to EPP mode
> >
> > now... what happens... i try to unzip some src on the SparQ drive... and
> > i'll get CRC errors...
> >
> > also... i would get filesystem errors... and would have to run fsck... to
> > fix the inodes
> >
> > another thing that is interesting... is that when linux is booted...
> > sometimes... mode 2 is chosen...
> >
> > pda: epat 1.0, Shuttle EPAT chip c6 at 0x278, mode 2 (8-bit), delay 1
> >
> > or sometimes... mode 5 is chosen...
> >
> > pda: epat 1.0, Shuttle EPAT chip c6 at 0x278, mode 5 (EPP-32), delay 1
> This all sounds suspiciously like a bad cable. It's not a protocol or
> driver issue, I don't think. You've also complained before about lousy
> performance, IIRC. The two are probably related. Do you have a
> switch box in the circuit ? Are you using the cable that came with the
> SparQ ? Do you see any of these effects when you use it under DOS/Win
> (if you do) ? Do you have a printer chained off the SparQ ? These are
> _not_ normal problems with a properly configured SparQ and PARIDE.
> It would be a good habit to load pd with the verbose option so I can
> see the difference in the probe reports between the times it works in
> 8 bit mode and when it uses EPP.
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Grant R. Guenther
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