[PARPORT] Re: FAQ/Troubleshooting guide

Robert Napier (rnapier@cisco.com)
Thu, 17 Dec 1998 10:49:57 -0500

Please ignore this message. Sorry about that. It did turn out to be a
hardware issue that happened to coincide with my turning on parport.
Works great now that I got the hardware working...


On Thu, Dec 17, 1998 at 09:31:18AM -0500, Robert Napier wrote:
> Sorry to mail without watching the list for a while, but I'm trying to
> find a troubleshooting guide or FAQ. I've read the torque.net page,
> Tim Waugh's page, Documentation/parport.txt,
> drivers/misc/BUGS-parport, and Documentation/Configure.help. I even
> tried looking for the index of this list, and there don't seem to be
> any archives.
> I have a very simple setup, with a basic parallel card hooked straight
> up to the printer (I took all other devices out of the loop) and
> 2.1.131. The parallel card is in bi-directional (PS2) mode right now,
> but I've also tried ECP (its other mode bi-directional mode). It can't
> seem to find the printer port:
> dmesg:
> parport0: PC-style at 0x378, irq 7 [SPP,PS2]
> parport0: unable to get hardware to register IEEE 1284 probe.
> parport0: unable to register for probe.
> parport0: no IEEE-1284 device present.
> parport0: unable to get hardware to register lp.
> lp: driver loaded but no devices found
> /etc/conf.modules:
> ...
> alias parport_lowlevel parport_pc
> options parport_pc io=0x378 irq=7
> I've checked the BIOS and the io/irq are correct.
> Any pointers? I'm very excited about the idea of setting up my scanner
> and tape drive to my linux box, but I'm sad that I can't even print
> now... :(
> This system (PC/parallel/printer) did work under 2.0.36 without
> parport support. It just hasn't worked since I upgraded to 2.1.131 w/
> parport.
> Thanks!
> Rob

Rob Napier <rnapier@cisco.com> -- Build Integration Group
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