Re: parport irq question

Tim Waugh (
Tue, 19 May 1998 19:32:20 +0100 (BST)

On Tue, 19 May 1998, Kevin Lentin wrote:

> It would seem that recent kernels have changed parport behaviour. It now
> detects IRQs and then tells you that it won't use them until you explicitly
> enable them in /proc. Sounds a bit silly to me. I'm now faced with having
> to postexec something from modprobe every time parport loads, grep
> something out of /proc/parport/0/hardware and echo it to the irq
> 'file'. Is there a way to force parport to just use the irq's it finds?

Yes. If you are using modules, put this in /etc/modules.conf:

options parport_pc io=0x378 irq=auto

If you have parport statically compiled into the kernel, put this in your



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