Zip Drive: ppa and lpd as modules

Zip Drive: ppa and lpd as modules

Post by Kevin P. Moon » Mon, 19 May 1997 04:00:00

I have successfully compiled support for iomega Zip drive into my
kernel.  However, I would also like to use the printer on the same

Since Linux does not support chained devices, I recompiled the kernel
with both Zip support and lpd as loadable modules.

Now, when I try to load the Zip module, I get an error saying that the
port is not available.  I have verified that the printer driver is not
running concurrently with the ppa driver.

If anyone has a solution to this, I'd appreciate it.

Kevin P. Mooney



1. Zip Drive, ppa, and conf.modules

Okay, there is probably a really simple answer to this and I feel
really dumb having to ask it, but is there a way to load the ppa
module in conf.modules.  It is annoying having to "modprobe ppa"
everytime I want to use my parallel Zip 100.  My fstab is set
correctly and everything and my Zip is usable.  This is a copy of
my conf.modules:

alias /dev/printers lp
alias /dev/lp0 lp
alias parport_lowlevel parport_pc
alias sound emu10k1
aliwas char-major-107 3dfx

What do I add???  Or is there another way to accomplish this???
I have added things like "alias scsi_hostadapter ppa" and
"pre-install /sbin/modprobe ppa" and many others with even more
combinations.  I know that I can edit .bash_profile for every
user, and I have done that, but I hate to do it for every user.
I think that it would just be easier to load the module at boot.
Also, I am using Red Hat 6.1.


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