Re: plip driver changes

Philip Blundell (
Fri, 19 Dec 1997 08:57:18 +0000

>series, it detected plip1 fine, the 2.1.72 kernel detects it as plip0 and
>on irq 2. My old setup looked like this.
>ifconfig plip1 linux pointopoint dos arp up
>route add dos
>bingo it worked. I tried adjusting it to plip0 and route bitched that
>there was no such device. Ok so I try this.
>ifconfig plip0 irq 7

I'm not sure that works with 2.1 kernels at the moment. Have you tried
coercing the parport code into detecting the right IRQ in the first place?

>happens. Does anyone here know what's changed in that driver or what I'm
>doing wrong. It worked fine for the 2.0.x kernels. Thanks for your help.

You can do `cat /proc/interrupts' to find out which irq it really is using.
It has to be right (ie 7) to work; PLIP relies heavily on interrupts.