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Old 07-21-2011, 03:57 PM   #1
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PLIP info Requested.


I think PLIP is installed on my distro
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[kbs@localhost ~]$ plipconfig
Usage: plipconfig [-a] [-i] [-v] interface
[nibble NN] [trigger NN]
plipconfig -V | --version
[kbs@localhost ~]$
but I have not a clue how to use it.

Is it GUI or CLI? Where is the interface? How do I learn to use it?

Thanks in advance!
 
Old 07-21-2011, 05:00 PM   #2
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google lately?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paralle...ernet_Protocol
http://linux.about.com/library/cmd/b...plipconfig.htm

Not much use for plip these days...
 
Old 07-21-2011, 05:36 PM   #3
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My search engine works fine.Thanks for asking.

Are there any comprehensive Docs that the author had the intention of teaching the topic? I have searched far and wide and can only find clues from old Docs that it might be a Kernel Module.

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Old 07-21-2011, 05:58 PM   #4
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Yes, it is a kernel module. In a nutshell it creates a virtual network adapter so one can communicate using TCP/IP between two computers over a parallel port. About the only information I know is from the TLDP.

http://tldp.org/HOWTO/PLIP-Install-HOWTO.html
 
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Old 07-21-2011, 06:24 PM   #5
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Do I have to recompile the kernel to install a module with Fedora? Does this disrupt the original install?
 
Old 07-21-2011, 07:33 PM   #6
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Yes and no. By modifying the old config file to include plip you shouldn't break anything.
 
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Old 07-21-2011, 08:05 PM   #7
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Holy crap Linux can be complicated. Fascinating Captain.

From the context of the stuff I'm reading it looks like the driver/module comes with the source code. Is this correct? Like a dope I have been searching (PLIP driver downlaod).So if Fedora does not support it I'm out of luck. Even at the kernel level I'm surprised it is not to be found. And when you compile the Kernel it makes the damn module from no other type of source and configures it to be loaded by a script at boot time. If I do lsmod (lp) is not listed.
Quote:
[kbs@localhost ~]$ lsmod
Module Size Used by
usblp 8702 0
xt_limit 1238 8
iptable_mangle 1227 0
ipt_LOG 4203 8
ipt_MASQUERADE 1732 0
nf_nat 16077 1 ipt_MASQUERADE
xt_DSCP 1549 0
nf_conntrack_irc 3885 0
nf_conntrack_ftp 9039 0
ppp_deflate 3228 1
zlib_deflate 16463 1 ppp_deflate
ppp_async 5712 1
crc_ccitt 1229 1 ppp_async
ppp_generic 17909 6 ppp_deflate,ppp_async
slhc 4099 1 ppp_generic
nls_utf8 1033 0
fuse 48051 2
sunrpc 163625 1
ip6t_REJECT 3310 2
nf_conntrack_ipv6 14223 7
ip6table_filter 1199 1
ip6_tables 9774 1 ip6table_filter
ipv6 221735 36 ip6t_REJECT,nf_conntrack_ipv6
uinput 5287 0
snd_hda_codec_intelhdmi 8590 1
snd_hda_codec_realtek 209304 1
snd_hda_intel 19995 2
snd_hda_codec 70924 3 snd_hda_codec_intelhdmi,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel
snd_hwdep 4860 1 snd_hda_codec
snd_seq 42775 0
snd_seq_device 5035 1 snd_seq
snd_pcm 62185 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
iTCO_wdt 8940 0
snd_timer 15391 2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
iTCO_vendor_support 2027 1 iTCO_wdt
snd 46603 13 snd_hda_codec_intelhdmi,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_seq,snd_seq_ device,snd_pcm,snd_timer
soundcore 4934 1 snd
r8169 30218 0
snd_page_alloc 6097 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
mii 3514 1 r8169
microcode 10241 0
asus_atk0110 12408 0
serio_raw 3536 0
ppdev 6722 0
parport_pc 17637 0
parport 25805 2 ppdev,parport_pc
i915 248107 2
drm_kms_helper 21722 1 i915
drm 139170 3 i915,drm_kms_helper
i2c_algo_bit 4113 1 i915
i2c_core 20553 4 i915,drm_kms_helper,drm,i2c_algo_bit
video 17713 1 i915
output 1605 1 video
[kbs@localhost ~]$
Silly to look I know but GUI or Distro supplied support is a Linux community weak spot.

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Old 07-21-2011, 08:21 PM   #8
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Did you recompile the kernel and modules?
Only loaded modules will be displayed when using the lsmod command.

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Old 07-21-2011, 08:33 PM   #9
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Not yet.

I'm reading a Doc how to do it at the moment and is going to take a least a few days.

Another silly question. Why do I have plipconfig and not plip? How would I find out if It is part of Fedora without being a loadable module? Could it be there in the kernel?
 
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Probably not.
 
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