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hi, i have not been able to find out the address of my pc's parallel port.. i am using linux os(mandriva).. i checked /proc/ioports but parport is not there pls ...
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    parallel port address


    hi,
    i have not been able to find out the address of my pc's parallel port..
    i am using linux os(mandriva).. i checked /proc/ioports
    but parport is not there
    pls help me find it..
    thanks

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    find out if the kernel is able to see your parallel port
    dmesg |grep lp
    if kernel was able to detect the parallel port, then there will be
    lines like:
    lp0: using parport0 (polling).

    to find the address
    cat /proc/ioports | grep parport0
    which must read something like
    0378-037a : parport0
    whcih is the address you need i suppose.

    Also, check if parallel port is enabled in your BIOS.

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    thanks.. let me check

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