Re: [PARPORT] Hp7200 Parport cdwriter SOLVED

John Carter (
Wed, 11 Nov 1998 06:13:47 +0000 (GMT)

On Tue, 10 Nov 1998 wrote:

> Did you use one of my scripts to make the device nodes, or did you
> issue the mknod commands by hand ? Make sure that /dev/pg* are
> *character* devices (type c, not b). There was a typo in all but
> the most recent versions of pg.c that suggested that the nodes
> should be block devices (although the scripts have always been
> correct, I think).

Aha! Thank you! That was the glitch.

To be honest, I've be hacking at the problem for so long I can't
remember whether I created them by hand and if so where (if anywhere)
I got the info on its type. Maybe it was something as simple (and
stupid) as going "locate pg.c" and observing that it resides at

As they say, assumption is the mother of all stuff ups.

Thank you,

John Carter EMail:
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