Re: 2.1.x low-level driver bug (keyboard)

Phil's Kernel Account (
Mon, 27 Apr 1998 11:06:37 -0400 (EDT)

On Sun, 26 Apr 1998, Peter Monta spewed forth:

#Same here; fortunately a recent linux-kernel message had a hint---apparently
#it's something to do with the parallel port. I set mine to SPP in the
#BIOS and all was well. (There were also a number of strange probes
#for /dev/hd{e,f,g,h,i,j,k}---these also went away after selecting

Hrmmm, this is possible. I have mine set to ECP currently. However, this
raises a small issue;

For parallel port zip drives, you really REALLY need ECP mode, or the
other E-something-something mode, otherwise, they're unbearably slow (not
that they aren't already;). Now, I'm all for telling the parport zip
people 'tough luck, go get a scsi or ide zip,' but we really can't do
that. However, I'll try it and see if that helps. It's an Award BIOS, so
maybe it's a fluke with them.

#Perhaps these BIOSes uses the CMOS locations in an unconventional way.
#There were many choices for parallel-port mode, some with what
#looked like version numbers: something like EPP1.7, ECPEPP1.9,
#and so forth. I need only SPP so haven't looked deeper.

Ah, that's it. EPP. This is strange, though, because I haven't heard of
ECP/EPP1.9, only ECP 1.7 and EPP 1.7. Hrm, I'll have to dig into this one
a bit. :)

-Phil R. Jaenke ( /
TheGuyInCharge(tm), Ketyra Designs - We get paid to break stuff :)
Linux pkrea.ketyra.INT 2.0.33 #15 Sat Apr 18 00:40:21 EDT 1998 i586
Linux 2.0.33 #15 Fri Apr 17 00:22:13 EDT 1998 i586
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