[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]

PPA module in 2.4.20 kernel: can't find media



I seem to have a problem with a parallel port Iomega ZIP drive and
2.4.20. I have seen this on three different machines where the driver
used to work just fine.

This is what I see with kernel 2.4.20-18.8 on one machine.

scsi : 1 host left.
ppa: Version 2.07 (for Linux 2.4.x)
ppa: Found device at ID 6, Attempting to use EPP 32 bit
ppa: Found device at ID 6, Attempting to use SPP
ppa: Communication established with ID 6 using SPP
scsi1 : Iomega VPI0 (ppa) interface
  Vendor: IOMEGA    Model: ZIP 100           Rev: D.13
  Type:   Direct-Access                      ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Attached scsi removable disk sda at scsi1, channel 0, id 6, lun 0
scsi: device set offline - not ready or command retry failed after bus reset: host 1 channel 0 id 6 lun 0
SCSI device sda: 196608 512-byte hdwr sectors (101 MB)
sda: Write Protect is off
 sda: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
 I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
 unable to read partition table
Linux charlesc 2.4.20-18.8 #1 Thu May 29 07:20:39 EDT 2003 i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux

On the same machine with kernel 2.4.18-27.8.0:

ppa: Version 2.07 (for Linux 2.4.x)
ppa: Found device at ID 6, Attempting to use EPP 32 bit
ppa: Found device at ID 6, Attempting to use SPP
ppa: Communication established with ID 6 using SPP
scsi1 : Iomega VPI0 (ppa) interface
  Vendor: IOMEGA    Model: ZIP 100           Rev: D.13
  Type:   Direct-Access                      ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Attached scsi removable disk sda at scsi1, channel 0, id 6, lun 0
SCSI device sda: 196608 512-byte hdwr sectors (101 MB)
sda: Write Protect is off
 sda: sda1
Attached scsi generic sg2 at scsi0, channel 0, id 5, lun 0,  type 3
Linux charlesc 2.4.18-27.8.0 #1 Fri Mar 14 06:45:49 EST 2003 i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux


I see similar failures on two other machines, one with kernels
2.4.20-18.8 and 2.4.20-13.8, and the other with 2.4.20-18.8.

All of these machines have run the ZIP drive successfully with older
kernels.

To answer two of the obvious questions, I made sure there was media in
the drive and that both the media and drive worked under an older
kernel.

I inserted the PPA module via modprobe. In the case above, a parallel
printer was attached and properly set up. I arranged for the PPA
driver to be installed both before and after the printer daemon
started up. On the other two computers, there was no printer attached.

-- 

Charles Curley                  /"\    ASCII Ribbon Campaign
Looking for fine software       \ /    Respect for open standards
and/or writing?                  X     No HTML/RTF in email
http://www.charlescurley.com    / \    No M$ Word docs in email

Key fingerprint = CE5C 6645 A45A 64E4 94C0  809C FFF6 4C48 4ECD DFDB

Attachment: pgp00008.pgp
Description: PGP signature


[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]