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Re: Iomega Zip installation (post-RTFM)



I put the line alias parport_lowlevel parport_pc in my /etc/conf.modules
file, and behold upon insmod'ing ppa, my zip drive worked. Of course this
was after recompiling the kernel for zip drive support.

Nabeel

On Tue, 23 May 2000, Andrew Eichmann wrote:

> 
> Hello,
> 
> I upgraded from RH 5.something to 6.1 and I am now unable to load the 
> module for my 100MB parallel-port Zip drive, where ``insmod ppa'' had 
> worked before.  After searching this list's archives I did some more 
> troubleshooting, and it seems that ``modprobe ppa'' complains about 
> the device being busy when there are no other modules loaded.  I have 
> no printer -- no other external perpherals at all, in fact.  Could this be 
> some kind of hardware snafu?  
> 
> The output of the relevant checks performed immediately after reboot
> <cough> follows.
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Andrew Eichmann
> 
> [root werich gibby]# cat /proc/modules 
> [root werich gibby]# /sbin/modprobe ppa
> /lib/modules/2.2.12-20/scsi/ppa.o: init_module: Device or resource busy
> parport: Device or resource busy
> [root werich gibby]# cat /proc/modules 
> parport_probe           2980   0 (autoclean) (unused)
> parport                 7124   0 [parport_probe]
> [root werich gibby]# cat /proc/devices 
> Character devices:
>   1 mem
>   2 pty
>   3 ttyp
>   4 ttyS
>   5 cua
>   7 vcs
>  10 misc
>  29 fb
>  36 netlink
> 128 ptm
> 136 pts
> 162 raw
> 
> Block devices:
>   1 ramdisk
>   2 fd
>   3 ide0
>   9 md
>  22 ide1
> [root werich gibby]# 
> 
> 
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