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SubjectRe: ZIP drive on laptop parport? any success with it?
Date sent:      	Wed, 9 Sep 1998 01:44:23 +0200 (CEST)
From: Andrea Arcangeli <andrea@e-mind.com>
To: Paul Bunyk <paul@pbunyk.physics.sunysb.edu>
Copies to: linux-kernel@vger.rutgers.edu, David Campbell <campbell@torque.net>
Subject: Re: ZIP drive on laptop parport? any success with it?

> On Tue, 8 Sep 1998, Paul Bunyk wrote:
>
> >
> >Hi, everyone!
> >
> >I'm trying to use a Zip drive (via ppa interface linked into the
> >kernel) on my ASUS laptop (running 2.1.115 ... 2.1.120) with no luck.

Run "dmesg" and send me a copy of the output. The ppa driver is one of the
most noisy SCSI drivers (for kernel messages - mostly when it trys to figure
out the parallel port) but I can't help the fact that the driver has to deal with
something like 20+ variants of parallel ports (and some people have this idea
that all parallel ports are equal).

Make sure that you not trying to use the "ZIP Plus" drive as this requires a
completely different driver (stable but not submitted to Linus due to
feature/code freeze on the 2.1.x kernel).

David Campbell

PS: I really need to clean up my web pages...
Also I need to upload a patched "jazip" source code sometime.
========== Links for ZIP Drive drivers ==========
Linux and Parallel ports
http://www.torque.net/~parport/

For ZIP devices and Linux
http://www.torque.net/~campbell

Driver archive for Linux ZIP drivers (including ZIP Plus):
http://www.torque.net/~campbell/ppa

Source for latest ppa driver (Linux 2.0.x):
http://www.torque.net/~campbell/ppa.tar.gz

Source for latest imm (ZIP Plus) driver for Linux 2.0.x:
http://www.torque.net/~campbell/imm.tar.gz

Source for Linux 2.1.x (Parallel ZIP + ZIP Plus + Docs + Utils)
http://www.torque.net/~campbell/ppa/ppa0202.tar.gz

Latest drivers for RedHat 5.1:
http://www.torque.net/~campbell/RH51_IomegaZIP_drivers.tar.gz


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"There is no such thing as a bug in the Linux 2.1.x kernels
Consider it as a request from the enlightened for you to brush
up on your C programming and help improve the kernel."

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