[sane-devel] Question on Parallel port devices

Johannes Meixner jsmeix at suse.de
Mon Jan 14 11:02:48 GMT 2019


On Jan 12 20:40 Mauricio Hunt wrote (excerpt):
> I bought a new PC and got rid of the old one,
> the new one doesn't has a parallel port
> so I got a PCI card with the parallel port.
> I use Open Suse and it recognizes the parallel port
> dmesg | grep parport0
> [    7.130079] parport0: PC-style at 0xd020, irq 26 [PCSPP]

Ages ago [in IT development time measurement units]
I had set up an additional parallel port and I had documented that in
our old "S.u.S.E" or "SuSE" support database that I can no longer find
on our current openSUSE web site [nobody needs old suff, just get lost]
but fortunately the Internet never really forgets so that
I still found that old/outdated support database article at


On nowadays systems there is no longer
/etc/conf.modules or /etc/modules.conf
but on nowadays systems it seems still
the same content is in


so that you may perhaps have set something therein
to make the parallel port on your PCI card work?

Kind Regards
Johannes Meixner
SUSE LINUX GmbH - GF: Felix Imendoerffer, Jane Smithard,
Graham Norton - HRB 21284 (AG Nuernberg)

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