Adding and configuring parallel ports
To configure parallel ports on your system:
Shut down the system using
the System Shutdown Manager or the
Install the card that holds the parallel port(s)
(if it is not already present), and
configure your hardware according to the
If your system includes a configuration disk or
BIOS setup program, use it as instructed. If your
system is configured with switch settings on the main
system board (motherboard), define the new ports by setting
the proper switches (refer to your hardware manuals for
Boot the system, and enter system maintenance mode by entering the
Start the Hardware/Kernel Manager and select
Parallel Port from the devices listed, or
run mkdev parallel.
The system determines what parallel ports (if any) are
configured and displays the results (this may take several
You can select Configure an ISA parallel port
or Modify configuration of PCI parallel ports.
To add ISA parallel ports:
Select the type of card you are installing.
Select the base I/O address it uses from the menu
or specify a non-standard address.
Unless you are installing on an MCA machine,
enter the interrupt vector.
To modify the configuration of PCI parallel ports:
Enter the total number of PCI parallel ports --
on all of the cards in your system -- that you want to use.
``Modifying PCI parallel port configurations''
for more information.)
Relink the kernel as described in
``Relinking the kernel''.
If you have no further changes to make, use the
System Shutdown Manager or the
command to shut down the system and reboot.
Removing ISA parallel ports
Parallel port addresses and interrupts
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SCO OpenServer Release 5.0.7 -- 11 February 2003