parallel zip drive makes my system lock up!

parallel zip drive makes my system lock up!

Post by Andy » Mon, 23 Nov 1998 04:00:00



Ok.  Here's the scoup:  I dl'd the latest ppa driver, followed the
mini-ZIP howto, recompiled the
kernel to include ZIP support as a module, and lp as a module,
re-installed the kernel.

I then unloaded the lp module, and insmod ppa

the output:

ppa:    Version 1.41
ppa:    Probing port 03BC
ppa:    Proging port 0378
ppa:        spp port present
ppa:    Found device at ID6, Attempting to use epp 32 bit
ppa:    Found device at ID6, attempting to use spp
ppa:    Communication established with ID 6 using spp
ppa:    Probing port 0278
scsi0:    Iomega parport ZIP drive
scsi:    1 host
Kernel panic:    scsi:    unsupported message byte 240 recieved

In swapper task - not syncing

My Computer was then locked up.
What the heck is going on, and how can I fix it?

-Andy

 
 
 

parallel zip drive makes my system lock up!

Post by John Thomps » Tue, 24 Nov 1998 04:00:00



Quote:>Ok.  Here's the scoup:  I dl'd the latest ppa driver, followed the
>mini-ZIP howto, recompiled the
>kernel to include ZIP support as a module, and lp as a module,
>re-installed the kernel.

>I then unloaded the lp module, and insmod ppa

>the output:

>ppa:    Version 1.41
>ppa:    Probing port 03BC
>ppa:    Proging port 0378
>ppa:        spp port present
>ppa:    Found device at ID6, Attempting to use epp 32 bit
>ppa:    Found device at ID6, attempting to use spp
>ppa:    Communication established with ID 6 using spp
>ppa:    Probing port 0278
>scsi0:    Iomega parport ZIP drive
>scsi:    1 host
>Kernel panic:    scsi:    unsupported message byte 240 recieved

>In swapper task - not syncing

>My Computer was then locked up.
>What the heck is going on, and how can I fix it?

Sounds like you don't have SCSI support enabled.  Even the the PP
ZIP attaches to your parallel port, internally it is a SCSI
device and require linux' SCSI support.



 
 
 

1. non-connected parallel zip drive makes system freeze

Heiko,

Use an automounter with an agressive unmount policy together with kerneld
to keep the module loaded only as often as it needs to be.

-Dan


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