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

Patrick Bauer (
Thu, 16 Jul 1998 11:21:39 -0400 (EDT)


okay... at the lilo boot prompt... i did...
linux pd.disable=1

This is with paride, pd and epat compiled into the kernel...

Printer still printed garbage...

Here is the dmesg output...

Linux version 2.1.108 (Linux version 2.1.108 (root@peachy) (gcc version #1 Thu Jul 16
 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: 63048k/65536k available (968k kernel code, 392k reserved, 1080k
data, 48
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]
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
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: 48k 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
lp0: using parport0 (polling).

Did i do it right ?


On Thu, 16 Jul 1998 wrote:
> Show us the result of booting such a kernel with paride compiled in
> and pd.disable=1 on the boot command. You asserted that this makes no
> difference, but we don't know if you actually disabled the driver or not.
> Only the dmesg output will confirm that.
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Grant R. Guenther
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------

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