[Linux-parport] parport_serial and NetMos 9835
rjshaw at netspace.net.au
Sat Feb 5 01:11:27 EST 2005
> Hi List,
> I sent this mail to Tim, but he told me that he's no longer maintaining
> the parport stuff. So I'm trying here....
> Please CC me, cause I'm not on the list (btw, how do I subscribe? I
> remember the parport list
> somewhere at torque.net or
> I'm having problems to get my NetMos 9835 up and running with
> kernel 2.6.10
> I digged a bit into the code, and I think I found the reason: The card
> provides one parallel and two serial ports, and is handled fine by
> parport_serial. BUT the 9835 is handled by parport_pc, too (which is
> wrong, IMHO).
> I'm not shure, but I suppose that parport_serial does not
> touch the device if it's already handled by another driver (parport_pc,
> which gets
> and therefore does not
> enable and register the serial ports.
> I commented out all the 9835 stuff in parport_pc, and now everything
> works fine.
> I see two possibilities for a clean solution:
> a) remove all netmos cards that provide at least one serial port from
> parport_pc (this is not only the 9835, but some other netmos cards, too)
> b) change parport_serial so that it handles serial ports from cards
> where the parallel port is already handled by parport_pc.
> I think a) would be the better way to go, as I wouldn't like a single
> PCI device handled by two different drivers.
> If this is fine with you, I'll go for data-sheet hunting, and provide a
> patch for netmos cards.
I just got one of these cards and couldn't get it to work. Is there a
patch for it yet?
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