[BL] Hard Copy
gmone at tpg.com.au
Sun Feb 4 22:21:25 EST 2007
On Mon, 5 Feb 2007 00:47:51 +0000 (UTC), sindi keesan wrote:
> I have run into a few parallel ports (mostly on laptops or old MGA add-on
> cards) which work perfectly in DOS, for parallel port file transfer, but
> not at all for the same thing in linux. Maybe your port is a bit
> non-standard and therefore does not work in linux even for printing?
> A clue is that linux is finding lp1 (which is LPT2) rather than lp0
> (LPT1), which might mean it has a non-standard address. (Similarly ttyS0
> is COM1 and ttyS1 is Com2).
> Try to find a way to go into setup to see what the address is set to.
DR-HARD says that LPT1: is on 0x378, IRQ 7, and LPT2: is on 0x278, IRQ 5.
MSD and Snooper also return the same data for the ports.
>From what I can remember of the CMOS setup, I don't think those data are
settable on this machine.
> Is your parallel port onboard or on a separate card? If it is an ISA
> card, you will definitely have to specify the address if nonstandard and
> maybe even if standard, when you insmod parport_pc.
> 486s used separate ISA controller-I/O cards which could be set to
> different printer port addresses and IRQs. Do you have a 486?
It is an early P-I, with ISA cards for the video and the parallel and
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