Subject: Re: new printer port support?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Thor Lancelot Simon <email@example.com>
Date: 05/03/2004 22:30:19
On Mon, May 03, 2004 at 06:45:55PM -0500, David Young wrote:
> Say, there used to be some -current activity concerned with "advanced"
> parallel printing with DMA and such. Is it very stable? Is it faster
> than the old? Does the GENERIC kernel use it?
It can't print to some printers the old lpt-to-isa attachment could,
even when set to what are theoretically the same settings. Why, I'm
not sure -- it looks like the last FIFO full of data never gets sent
out; the first bit of the input prints, but not the last, and the
process with the device open hangs while the CPU pegs at 100%.
Thor Lancelot Simon firstname.lastname@example.org
But as he knew no bad language, he had called him all the names of common
objects that he could think of, and had screamed: "You lamp! You towel! You
plate!" and so on. --Sigmund Freud