[Linux-parport] BIOS settings?
linuxlouis at gmail.com
Mon Sep 27 18:05:02 EDT 2004
This is very useful information. As a matter of fact, I think I can
set the address in the system BIOS for "0x3bc" as you have - not sure
if in EPP/ECP/bi-directional mode. Also do the "ide-cd/cdrom/lp"
modules have to be loaded, or just the ones you mentioned? To be
quite honest, not sure if the cd-r works, I got it from a friend some
time ago and never had time to play with it. Anyway, I think I will
reboot right now and check my BIOS setting, maybe when I come back you
will be back to help;) Thanks again, already for your insight!
P.S. My unit number is 44, I checked underneath the cd-r and
according to MicroSolutions, it's the last 2 digits of the serial
number. Not quite sure how to force it to 4 bit mode, rather than 8
bit mode. I looked at the source code for the pg driver and should be
able to issue:
insmod pg drive0=ioaddy,backpackproto=0mycase,otheroption,.. max six
On Mon, 27 Sep 2004 15:23:32 -0400, John Miskinis
<conquestsoftware at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Louis,
> Well, I use a Backpack CD ReWriter on Redhat 9 also. I have my parallel
> port address set to 0x3bc not 0x378, although I can't remember if I had to
> change it from 0x378. I do know that I ran into problems years ago at some
> address, but I don't remember the details.
> I see that your kernel messages are slightly different to what I see, and
> I have included them below. Note the difference in the model number,
> unit number, and 4 bit versus 8 bit.
> bpck6: BACKPACK Protocol Driver V2.0.2ac
> bpck6: Copyright 2001 by Micro Solutions, Inc., DeKalb IL. USA
> paride: bpck6 registered as protocol 0
> pg: pg version 1.02, major 97
> pg0: Sharing parport0 at 0x3bc
> pg0: BACKPACK Protocol Driver V2.0.2ac
> pg0: Copyright 2001 by Micro Solutions, Inc., DeKalb IL.
> pg0: BACKPACK 2.0.2ac, Micro Solutions BACKPACK Drive at 0x3bc
> pg0: Unit: 63 Mode:0 (4-bit) Delay 0
> pg0: TEAC CD-W24E, master
> In any case, on the Redhat 9 system I have it connected to, I am using the
> stock kernel+modules, so we should be equal in that sense.
> I assume you are loading the correct modules, as the pg module seems
> to be loading, and it would not, if the dependent modules were not loaded.
> In case you are not, make sure you load parport, parport_pc, paride, bpck6,
> and then pg or pcd.
> Hope this is helpful,
> John Miskinis
> >From: louis gonzales <linuxlouis at gmail.com>
> >Reply-To: louis gonzales <linuxlouis at gmail.com>
> >To: linux-parport at lists.infradead.org
> >Subject: [Linux-parport] backpack cd-rewriter, Model 190127,series 6 driver
> >( HELP, I'm going nutz )
> >Date: Fri, 24 Sep 2004 22:22:57 -0400
> >Hello everyone. I'm new to the list, but not new to the archives.
> >I've done multiple searches on google and I've just got to break down.
> >Linux Version: RedHat 9.0
> >Kernel: 2.4.20-6 x86
> >pg: pg version 1.02, major 97
> >pg0: Sharing parport0 at 0x378
> >pg0: BACKPACK Protocol Driver V2.0.2ac
> >pg0: Copyright 2001 by Micro Solutions, Inc., DeKalb IL.
> >pg0: BACKPACK 2.0.2ac, Micro Solutions BACKPACK Drive at 0x378
> >pg0: Unit: 44 Mode:1 (8-bit) Delay 0
> >pg: No ATAPI device detected
> >pcd: pcd version 1.07, major 46, nice 0
> >pcd0: Sharing parport0 at 0x378
> >pcd0: BACKPACK Protocol Driver V2.0.2ac
> >pcd0: Copyright 2001 by Micro Solutions, Inc., DeKalb IL.
> >pcd0: BACKPACK 2.0.2ac, Micro Solutions BACKPACK Drive at 0x378
> >pcd0: Unit: 44 Mode:1 (8-bit) Delay 0
> >pcd0: identify before command: alt=0xa0 stat=0x0 err=0x101 loop=160001
> >pcd0: Request sense before command: alt=0xa0 stat=0x0 err=0x101
> >loop=160001 phase=1
> >These are the common types of errors I get when trying to load pg -
> >for cd-r - or pcd - for cd-rom only. Currently I've got the pcd
> >module loaded, but the module is listed with "lsmod" as (unitialized).
> > I really want to get this thing working, so I can move on to BIGGER
> >and BETTER things. Thanks for any help in advance!!!
> > -Louis
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