Re: Parport vs. parport_pc [2.1.48]

Andrea Arcangeli (
Tue, 5 Aug 1997 20:58:41 +0200 (CEST)

On Tue, 5 Aug 1997, Colm Buckley wrote:

>Having just come from a bit of a battle with the new parport stuff, it
>would appear that, if "PC-Style Hardware" (parport_pc) is enabled and
>used as a module, the dependencies of lp, ppa etc. are incorrect; e.g. -
>modprobing "lp" causes "parport" to be loaded, but not "parport_pc".
>A manual hack of modules.dep, or a forced modprobe for parport_pc fixes
>the problem, but both are somewhat inelegant.
>Is there a more correct workaround?

This is a topic of

A easy solution is add this line in /etc/conf.modules:

post-install parport modprobe parport_pc

New parport code in 2.1.48 is still unstable if compiled as module. I made
some patch that I posted to Blundell that should fix all bugs.

Andrea Arcangeli