Bi-directional parallel port device

Bi-directional parallel port device

Post by Dennis Schafrot » Sat, 10 Jul 1999 04:00:00



Hi,

I am looking into moving our developement platform from SUN Sparc machines
to PC with Linux.  This demands that Linux has a bi-directional parallel
port device, that can work as a bit pump with a constant bit rate (up to
1Mbit/s). Is the /dev/par* capable of this?

regards

Dennis Schafroth

 
 
 

1. bi-directional parallel ports/brother HL-630

Hi,

Is there currently support for bi-directional parallel port communication
in the kernel? (besides PLIP, I guess)- I recently purchased a Brother
HL-630 laser printer and the software that came with it is capable of
incredible things with the printer in DOS and Windows, most of which
cannot be changed via the buttons on the printer.  Since I'm DOS- and
Windows-less, I was dwelling on developing something to allow
me/you/whoever to do these things in Linux and don't want to be
redundant.  (So if you're working on it or it's already there and it's
invisible, please let me know!)

Thanks.

P.S: I'm still prodding IOMEGA for info for all you people out there...  :)

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