Re: parport-970402 released

Philip Blundell (
Tue, 8 Apr 1997 18:24:13 +0000 (GMT)

On Tue, 8 Apr 1997, [ISO-8859-1] Johan Myréen wrote:

> On Mon, 7 Apr 1997, Philip Blundell wrote:
> > On 6 Apr 1997, Michael Harnois wrote:
> > > I thought this looked very interesting, and I got it patched into
> > > 2.1.32 just fine, and compiled ... and then when I rebooted, I had no
> > > keyboard and X couldn't find my PS/2 mouse on /dev/psaux.
> > It sounds like your PS/2 controller has been wiped out. Are you sure
> > parport is to blame? It ought not to touch any hardware other than the
> > parallel ports. Do you know what address the PS/2 stuff lives at?
> It lives at the same addresses as the keyboard (0x60 and 0x64).

That's what I thought. The parport stuff certainly _shouldn't_ be
clobbering it, unless there is some weird aliasing effect going on with
Michael's motherboard. The ports that parport is likely to go for are
0x378-0x37f, 0x278-0x27f and 0x3bc-0x3bf, plus 0x778-0x77a and
0x678-0x67a if it thinks you've got ECP ports.