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SubjectRe: Puzzeling 2.1 boot messages
On Thu, 19 Mar 1998, Marcus Berglund wrote:

> On Wed, 18 Mar 1998, Tim Waugh wrote:
> >On Thu, 19 Mar 1998, Marcus Berglund wrote:
> >
> >> - parport0: PC-style at 0x3bc, irq 7 [SPP,PS2]
> >> This is a forced configuration on a SPP/EPP/ECP/ECP+EPP (doesn't matter
> >> which mode) port, otherwise it won't find the irq, and it refuses to work.
> >
> >What's funny -- that it needs to be told the IRQ?
> >
> 2.0.xx doesn't need to be told...
> Mr. Joe Computer user who upgrades to the soon to be 2.2 will be lost to
> why his parallel port doesn't work, and since he needs to do a lot of
> printing, he may just give up...

It isn't possible detect the IRQ when the port's in SPP mode, but that
shouldn't stop anything from working (lp should revert to polling mode).
What exactly "refuses to work"?


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