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Thread: vpo and FreeBSD

  1. #1
    Junior Member
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    Jun 2002

    vpo and FreeBSD

    Yes it's not a security question and there are other boards out there to ask, but i'm in a bit of a rush...

    I've connnected a Iomega ZIP Drive to my laptop, and compiled my kernel with all the required drivers (vpo, da, and scbus, if i remember off the top of my head). Setting ppc to anything other than NIBBLE mode (0x2,i think), as opposed to the suggested EPP 1.9 mode (0x4, i think), causes vpo to not functionn correctly. I get timeout/error messages (2 and 5). Setting ppc to use NIBBLE mode, however, and it works perfectly. EPP 1.9 has the best performance.

    Any ideas as to why only NIBBLE mode works? or would you need more info on what other drivers i have?


  2. #2
    Just Another Geek
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    Jul 2002
    Rotterdam, Netherlands
    I think you will have more luck here:

    Oliver's Law:
    Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

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