PLIP disappeared on me: I had not used it for quite some time to
connect my LapTop to my Linux home PC. Whenever I upgraded my
kernel I faithfully entered 'Y' for PLIP CONFIG, so I am not
sure which kernel tarnsition made it disappear. Today I upgraded
to 1.1.94, to make sure that PLIP CONFIG had not slipped my mind.
I also checked that plip.o is included in net.a in /usr/src/linux/drivers/net.
PLIP is not recognized upon bootup.
In the past (I verified it up to 1.1.85) I got
plip0: configured for parallel port at 0x3bc, IRQ 7
in the boot messages.
But no longer. ifconfig reports
SIOCSIFADDR: No such device
SIOCSIFDSTADDR: No such device
when I try to
/sbin/ifconfig plip0 sierra-plip pointopoint baby-plip up
Any help/comments/suggestions are appreciated.
Raimund K. Ege School of Computer Science
(305) 348-3381 fax: (305) 348-3549 University Park
http://www-cs.fiu.edu/scspage/professor/Ege.html Miami, FL 33199