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Re: [opensuse] Recompile kernel to get parallel port working?
On 01/01/2012 08:10 AM, C. Brouerius van Nidek wrote:
My parallel port on the motherboard is broken. Have tried with an USB-
Parallel adapter but without success.
Just bought me a PCi serial parallel card and hoped to have instant
access with my printer.
No success. dmesg only finds "ppdev: user-space parallel port driver"
No idea what that means.
It seems that the card is recognized. Under Yast, Hardware information I
found: simple communications controler,
Name EF232PCI Parallel& Dual Serial.

Looking into the driver disc I am surprised to find there instructions
in order to patch linux kernels.
In the readme I find, "Linux driver for ITE887X serial and parport. This
driver only for Linux kernel 2.4.19 or 2.4.20."
They give specific instructions for Mandrake and Redhat and for other
Linux they point to the Kernel Howto.

This situation is an absolute first for me. Up to now the pci cards
where automatically detected. Is it really necessary to compile the
kernel to get the pci card working?


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