Ultra Sparc Parallel Port not working?

Ultra Sparc Parallel Port not working?

Post by Rluki » Wed, 04 Nov 1998 04:00:00

I'm writing some embedded code for use on a Ultra Sparc 1, and
the bpp0 port appears to not be working.  I'm not sure if my C code is bad, or
if Sun's docs are wrong, but when I open the file and write to it, nothing
happens on the port.

I've tried opening the file /dev/bpp0 with both a FILE and an int file pointer,
get different results.

#define BPP;
char buffer[];

FILE *ffp;

The fopen returns a valid pointer, as do the fwrite commands (errno is 0),
but nothing happens at the port (I've got a logic analyzer sitting there
monitoring it.)

int *fp;

The open returns a valid pointer.  The write command hangs my terminal.

If anyone has any suggestions as to what I'm doing wrong, I'd appreciate the


Bob Luking


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