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SubjectRe: [PATCH WIP] parport: add device model
On Saturday 11 April 2015 07:05:11 you wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 10, 2015 at 08:24:23PM +0200, Ondrej Zary wrote:
> > On Friday 10 April 2015 16:30:38 Sudip Mukherjee wrote:
> >
> > Many newer parallel port devices support plug&play (IEEE1284 device ID)
> > but Linux never supported it properly. The ID is probed and even the
> > class is printed in the kernel log (drivers/parport/probe.c) but there's
> > no support for module autoloading based on that.
> > This could be a good opportunity to add this support. I was thinking
> > about this while playing with some parport webcams recently.
> I think yes, or maybe immediately after this updation is over. But the
> main problem for me will be to get hold of a plug&play parallel port
> device. is any available now? Can you please suggest one other than
> webcam so that you can test on webcam and I can test it on something
> else.

Most printers produced since 1995 or 1996 are plug&play capable (lp module
could be loaded if a printer-class device is found) and also external drives
(ZIP, LS-120).

Ondrej Zary

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