[PARPORT] New ZIP drive variant on the loose...

David Campbell (campbell@torque.net)
Thu, 19 Nov 1998 16:14:38 +0800

Just had an email in which indicates that Iomega have stopped manufacturing the
classic parallel port ZIP drive. Well at least the built-in parallel/SCSI
convertor is different. I have emailed Iomega for confirmation and requested a
method to spot the difference (I already know about the cable marked with
"Autodetect", but people have a nasty habit of damaging/replacing the cable).

Fortunately the driver for the ZIP Plus drive supports this drive. This is
going to cause me all sorts of havoc trying to figure out the problems some
people will be having. It is no longer a simple case of "for ZIP use ppa, for
ZIP Plus use imm". I am starting an update of my web pages to address this
problem but it could take a week or two before the world sees it.


David Campbell

Check http://www.torque.net/parport for all Linux parallel port solutions.

Current project list:
a) Madly fixing up web pages....
b) Maintain Linux ZIP drivers (need to update docs)
c) Create Linux chipset specific parport drivers

Any assistance to clearing this list most welcome

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