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SubjectRe: 2.4.13 pcd problems?
On 09 Nov 2001 13:38:05 -0500, Nick Papadonis wrote:
>Is anyone having similar problems with pcd using Kernel v2.4.13? I'm trying
>to get my BackPack 6 working. I don't think I should be passing any
>other parameters to pcd.
>
>Any insight much appreciated.
>
>- Nick
>
>$ 540 /home/nick -> modprobe paride
>$ 541 /home/nick -> modprobe bpck6
>$ 542 /home/nick -> modprobe pcd
>/lib/modules/2.4.13/kernel/drivers/block/paride/pcd.o: init_module: Operation not permitted
>Hint: insmod errors can be caused by incorrect module parameters, including invalid IO or IRQ parameters
>/lib/modules/2.4.13/kernel/drivers/block/paride/pcd.o: insmod /lib/modules/2.4.13/kernel/drivers/block/paride/pcd.o failed
>/lib/modules/2.4.13/kernel/drivers/block/paride/pcd.o: insmod pcd failed

A dmesg log would have been appropriate here.
Two things to check/test:
1. Configure the parport as EPP or PS2 in the BIOS, not ECP.
2. Tell Linux the IO address _and_ IRQ of your parport.

I have the following in /etc/modules.conf in an old box, and
its Freecom parport CD-ROM works fine in 2.4.current.

alias parport_serial off
alias parport_lowlevel off
above parport parport_pc
options parport_pc io=0x378 irq=7
above paride frpw
alias block-major-46 pcd
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