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Old 07-20-2005, 11:52 AM   #1
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Where is the parallel port?


Hi,

I'm currently working on a embedded system, with a XScale processor, and a linux port for it (I don't know exactly, but I think is based on debian, but, without debian packages suport).

The problem is the parallel port. The computer features a parallel port, but I have no link in the /dev directory. I'm using right now kernel 2.4.26, and I don't know what to do or where to start, so I would thanks any info in any direction.

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 07-20-2005, 12:52 PM   #2
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a parallel port is usually /dev/lpx with x being some number, probably 0.
 
Old 07-20-2005, 12:59 PM   #3
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Yes, I expect that, but there is no /dev/lpx. I tried to create it myself, with no luck.
 
Old 07-20-2005, 04:31 PM   #4
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Is there parallel port support in the kernel?
 
Old 07-20-2005, 05:45 PM   #5
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Yes, I set the options myself, and then compiled.
 
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The parallel port chipset must be weird then.
dmesg?
 
  


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