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weird parallel port issue
« on: May 31, 2012, 12:25:21 AM »
Hi all-

I have figured most of the bugs out with lots of help-  THANKS.

Here is the latest one.  I can deal with it, but it is a pain.

I am using two parallel ports.  One is on the mother board and the other is on a add on slot.

I have it configured correctly in mach, and everything works as it should.  I made sure I saved everything.

I can close out Mach and restart the computer.  Open the ports and pins page and everything is like it is supposed to be---except the second parallel port is not working.

All I have to do is the save the address as a bogus address, close ports and pins, open ports and pins, then change the address back to the correct address.  Then save


everything works correctly then.


Any Ideas???


Steve
Re: weird parallel port issue
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2012, 01:54:22 PM »
No Takers????



Steve

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Re: weird parallel port issue
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2012, 10:15:21 AM »
What is the address? I seem to remember something like that with  a C000 address I once had.
Hood
weird parallel port issue
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2012, 04:23:00 PM »
Hood-  I am not going to the shop today, but I will get the information tomorrow.

If I remember correctly it is d090.   I change it to d098, then back to d090. And everything works.

These is a Dell optiplex 520, and I have heard that this pc and mach don't play well together.

Is there anyway to change the address of the parallel port?


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Re: weird parallel port issue
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2012, 04:55:07 PM »
Dont know if you can, not into PP much these days.
Hood
Re: weird parallel port issue
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2012, 09:57:34 PM »
the add-on card can have a port address forced by moving it to a different slot on the board. Or remove it, run the computer, then refit it.
weird parallel port issue
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2012, 07:20:45 PM »
Hood-

The address is dd90. I was close, missed it by 1 d

Steve