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Reading from a Parallel Port Tape Drive using paraide

I have some old QIC-80/DC-2120 tapes in storage that I wanted to pull the data off of. Although the original Colorado 250MB drives can be found on eBay, I didn't have any machines with a floppy ...
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How to install a printer that is connected via an USB-to-Parallel-Port adapter?

I'm running Sabayon Linux (x86_64). $ uname -a Linux qdoe 3.7.0-sabayon #1 SMP Thu Dec 20 07:12:55 UTC 2012 x86_64 Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3930K CPU @ 3.20GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux I have a HP ...
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Can I pipe lpt port over tcp?

I'd like to pipe data in and out to a lpt (parallel IEEE 1284) port on another machine, to remotely use a device. Can it be done in a common unix-y system? I have ubuntu 12.04. :) I was thinking ...
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Modify parallel source to work with /dev/usb/lp0 instead of base I/O address 0x378

I have a very old MP3 player called a Diamond Rio. It has a parallel interface with a 25 pin parallel adapter. The Debian package rio looks like it would work to communicate with the device (https://...
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Generating PPS (pulse-per-second) on Linux

Has anybody successfully used the pps_gen_parport kernel module to generate PPS on a PC's printer output port? The module has been marked as broken almost since it appeared in the kernel at 2.6.38, on ...
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How to access the I/O bits of PCI printer card?

How can I have a direct access to I/O pins of parallel port of the above PCI card from user context under Linux? Output of lspci: lspci -vvvxxxs 03:06.0 03:06.0 Serial controller: TXIC Device 5073 (...
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Page not printed by Laserjet 5L / 6L until next page is sent (USB parallel port)

I have a Laserjet 5L (and 6L) connected to a Debian machine. It's detected correctly, but strangely, a page sent to the printer is not actually printed until the next page is sent. Same result by ...
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Can I use a parallel port as a CUPS input device?

I have an old piece of a hardware that does diagnostics on medical equipment. It prints out results over a parallel port. Is there any way to have CUPS accept jobs from a parallel port and redirect ...
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Debian: Print via USB-to-Parallel adapter

I'm trying to setup an old Lexmark 1100 printer via an USB-to-Parallel adapter. It seems that Debian correctly recognizes the adapter: root@debian:~# dmesg | tail --lines=6 [ 130.042983] usb 5-1: ...
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Do "serial ports" or "parallel ports" apply to character devices only, but not to block devices?

From http://haifux.org/lectures/86-sil/kernel-modules-drivers/node10.html A Character ('c') Device is one with which the Driver communicates by sending and receiving single characters (bytes, ...
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How to make the parallel port to work?

Trying to make a cheap CNC machine to work, I have to connect through a parallel port. Unfortunately, I do not manage to make the parallel port to work. It seem the PCI parallel port card is detected,...
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Triggering hardware interrupts by connecting parallel port pins 9 and 10 does not work

I want to trigger hardware interrupts as described in the book Linux Device Drivers by connecting pins 9 and 10 with a wire. I tried that but apparently there's no interrupt beeing triggered: cat /...
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Sunix Low Level Parallel port driver not working

Background: I am currently in the process of updating a Industrial PC + software from Debian 4 (etch) to Debian 7 (Wheezy) due to hardware obsolescence, one of the few pieces of hardware being shared ...
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Cannot print text via /dev/usb/lp0 on recent printers

I have a strange problem, when I connect an old printer (HP, Epson, at last 4 years old printers) on my linux embedded board, when I type the command echo test > /dev/usb/lp0 it prints correctly. ...