Re: [PARPORT] parport_ieee1284.c.diff1

Philip Blundell (
Mon, 05 Oct 1998 18:56:51 +0100

>On Mon, 5 Oct 1998, Philip Blundell wrote:
>>>And BTW, what hardware out there need the ieee1284 patch to work (or to
>>>work better)? I _hate_ PnP and I never used parport_probe btw ;-).
>>IEEE1284 and PnP are actually pretty much separate.
>But PnP does use the IEEE1284 handshake to get the name of the printer?


>This is the only use of the IEEE handshake that I am aware of. I never
>followed strictly the ieee and PnP code so maybe I remeber wrong...

It's the only use that's currently implemented in the kernel because we don't
have real drivers for any IEEE1284 devices. But now that someone has done the
groundwork it will be possible to write such drivers.


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