Re: [PARPORT] at boot... printer goes crazy

Patrick Bauer (
Wed, 15 Jul 1998 12:24:14 -0400 (EDT)

I did not have Plug and Play Support enabled in the kernel... so that
means that the IEEE1284 autoprobe was not enabled either...

Under Character devices... i only have parallel printer support enabled...
i did not enable Support IEEE1284 status readback...

Now... i rebooted... and did linux emergency... and linux
init=/bin/bash... but the printer still started printing garbage on

Here is my long dmesg... these are only the boot-up messages... i don't
know how to get dmesg specific for parport... or if there even is such a
thing hehe...

Linux version 2.1.108 (Linux version 2.1.108 (root@peachy) (gcc version #1 Mon Jul 6
EDT 1998

       $.`$ . ^F
       :R"+ t$$B
    ___# $$$
    | | R$$k
   dd. | Linux $!$
   ddd | ia32 $9$F
 '!!!!!$ !!#!`
  !!!!!* .!!!!!`
 "~^^~ ^~~^

Console: colour VGA+ 80x25
Calibrating delay loop... 53.25 BogoMIPS
Memory: 62984k/65536k available (996k kernel code, 392k reserved, 1112k
data, 52
k init)
CPU: Intel Pentium 75+ stepping 0c
Checking 386/387 coupling... OK, FPU using exception 16 error reporting.
Checking 'hlt' instruction... OK.
Intel Pentium with F0 0F bug - workaround enabled.
POSIX conformance testing by UNIFIX
Swansea University Computer Society NET3.039 for Linux 2.1
NET3: Unix domain sockets 0.16 for Linux NET3.038.
Swansea University Computer Society TCP/IP for NET3.037
IP Protocols: ICMP, UDP, TCP
Initializing RT netlink socket
PCI: PCI BIOS revision 2.10 entry at 0xfdba1
PCI: Using configuration type 1
PCI: Probing PCI hardware
PCI: Enabling I/O for device 00:3a
Starting kswapd v 1.5
parport0: PC-style at 0x378 [SPP,PS2,EPP]
fb0: VGA frame buffer device, using 32K of video memory
Serial driver version 4.26 with no serial options enabled
ttyS00 at 0x03f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
ttyS01 at 0x02f8 (irq = 3) is a 16550A
lp0: using parport0 (polling).
PIIX4: IDE controller on PCI bus 00 dev 39
PIIX4: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
    ide0: BM-DMA at 0xffa0-0xffa7, BIOS settings: hda:DMA, hdb:pio
    ide1: BM-DMA at 0xffa8-0xffaf, BIOS settings: hdc:DMA, hdd:pio
hda: FUJITSU M1638TAU, ATA DISK drive
hdc: ST32122A, ATA DISK drive
ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
ide1 at 0x170-0x177,0x376 on irq 15
hda: FUJITSU M1638TAU, 2452MB w/128kB Cache, CHS=622/128/63, DMA
hdc: ST32122A, 2014MB w/0kB Cache, CHS=4092/16/63, UDMA
paride: epat registered as protocol 0
pd: pd version 1.03, major 45, cluster 64, nice 0
Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M
FDC 0 is a post-1991 82077
PPP: version 2.3.3 (demand dialling)
TCP compression code copyright 1989 Regents of the University of
PPP line discipline registered.
SLIP: version 0.8.4-NET3.019-NEWTTY (dynamic channels, max=256).
CSLIP: code copyright 1989 Regents of the University of California.
SLIP linefill/keepalive option.
wd.c:v1.10 9/23/94 Donald Becker (
eth0: WD80x3 at 0x280, 00 00 C0 9F A0 5E WD8013, IRQ 10, shared memory at
pda: Autoprobe failed
pd: no valid drive found
Partition check:
 hda: hda1 < hda5 hda6 hda7 hda8 hda9 hda10 hda11 hda12 > hda2 hda3
 hdc:hdc: dma_intr: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
hdc: dma_intr: error=0x84 { DriveStatusError BadCRC }
 [PTBL] [1023/64/63] hdc1
VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem) readonly.
Freeing unused kernel memory: 52k freed
Adding Swap: 68508k swap-space (priority -1)
VFS: Disk change detected on device 02:00
end_request: I/O error, dev 02:00 (floppy), sector 0
SIFMTU sl0(ifconfig)
registered device ppp0
PPP BSD Compression module registered
PPP Deflate Compression module registered

(End of Dmesg)

For some reason... dmesg only holds so much..


On Wed, 15 Jul 1998, Andrea Arcangeli wrote:

> Try to boot with `linux emergency` (or linux init=/bin/bash) at lilo
> prompt. (if lp is a module run modprobe lp when you will be on the root
> shell).
> Then tell me if the printer does the same. Also we need dmesg parport
> logs.
> Andrea[s] Arcangeli

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