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kj4bnh

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PostPosted: Tue 25 Jun 2013, 15:21    Post_subject:  Parallel port  

Hi all, I am running Slacko 5.5, in a IBM 600E thinkpad. My issue is I am trying to use the parallel port for a project(using pin 2 and pin 20) and pin 2 is on all the time, can't turn it off. With MS-DOS I have no issues.Something is loading at bootup(I think) to turn this pin on(pin 3 is on also). Can someone point me in the correct direction to disable this activity?
Thanks Jim
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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Tue 25 Jun 2013, 17:12    Post_subject:  

It might be the CUPS print server. Try turning it off with "/etc/init.d/cups stop".
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kj4bnh

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PostPosted: Wed 26 Jun 2013, 18:21    Post_subject:  

rcrsn51, Took your advice and pins 2 and 3 are still on. Confused
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PostPosted: Wed 26 Jun 2013, 20:10    Post_subject:  

kj4bnh wrote:
rcrsn51, Took your advice and pins 2 and 3 are still on. Confused

Try this:
rmmod parport_pc
rmmod parport
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