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TI Parallel Link support in Linux 2.4.21
Posted by Magnus on 13 June 2003, 20:18 GMT

Linux kernel 2.4.21 has just been released, and guess what - it now has built in support for the TI Parallel Link using the driver developed by Romain LiƩvin.

The driver has been available before as a standalone patch, but should be easier to handle now. Hopefully, it will make its way into the kernels included in the mainstream distributions as well. Nice job, Romain!

The rest of you - off you go to your nearest kernel.org mirror.

 


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Re: TI Parallel Link support in Linux 2.4.21
Magnus Hagander  Account Info
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Ok. Phil wants to be mentioned in the article. While he can't have that, he can be mentioned in a comment.

Phil, consider yourself mentioned!

     13 June 2003, 20:32 GMT

Re: Re: TI Parallel Link support in Linux 2.4.21
fakeaccount Account Info

Good job on your new success Phil! I'll start you off making $23 an hour. After the first month that will double. After that, you get one raise every three (3) months for however much I feel like giving you.

Good luck!

     13 June 2003, 20:45 GMT


Re: Re: TI Parallel Link support in Linux 2.4.21
scott_shortonideas Account Info
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who's Phil???

     13 June 2003, 20:58 GMT

Re: Re: Re: TI Parallel Link support in Linux 2.4.21
Magnus Hagander  Account Info
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Phil Genera. See URL.

     13 June 2003, 21:00 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: TI Parallel Link support in Linux 2.4.21
Barrett Anderson  Account Info
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why did he want to be mentioned? did he mention this news to you for you to post?

     13 June 2003, 21:45 GMT


Re: Re: Re: TI Parallel Link support in Linux 2.4.21
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Me. :)

That was kind of odd though... when I saw "Phil, consider yourself mentioned!", I thought I was special for a second...

Hey, I'm back, in case anybody wondered where I went (I guess not).

Now then... don't most people use the USB or Black link? Does this have support for them?

     14 June 2003, 15:30 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: TI Parallel Link support in Linux 2.4.21
lord_nightrose Account Info
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No you're not. You're Phil. Shirey. Not Genera.

btw, are you related to Adam Shirey?

     14 June 2003, 20:17 GMT

nth comment where n is any integer lower than or equal to 5.
slimey_limey  Account Info
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kernel.org bandwidth use right now in 178.26 Mbps.

I shall download it when the load is lower. I don't want to strain their FTP server.

$ finger @kernel.org
gives you the latest version.

Sounds like a move in the right direction. When I read the headline, I had to read it again. I almost thought that it meant that another AMS had been released and it supported the parallel link. That would be cool, except that I have a black TI serial link.

     13 June 2003, 21:18 GMT


Re: nth comment where n is any integer lower than or equal to 5.
rmohr02 Account Info
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For you Windows people, the $ means a prompt. Go to Start -> Run and type "cmd", then try "finger @kernel.org" in the console that comes up.

     14 June 2003, 02:19 GMT

Subject
KermMartian Account Info
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Fingering a website! How dare you! :) That's pretty cool, though.

     14 June 2003, 17:06 GMT


Re: Re: nth comment where n is any integer lower than or equal to 5.
slimey_limey  Account Info
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That's a UNIX/Linux command, so it may not (read: probably doesn't) exist on Microsoft OSes.

     16 June 2003, 06:13 GMT


Re: Re: Re: nth comment where n is any integer lower than or equal to 5.
rmohr02 Account Info
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It does work on Windows computers.

     16 June 2003, 12:29 GMT


no!
slimey_limey  Account Info
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Microsoft scores one for originality of development!

     16 June 2003, 18:51 GMT

Re: TI Parallel Link support in Linux 2.4.21
rmohr02 Account Info
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FYI, your closes kernel mirror is at ftp.COUNTRYCODE.kernel.org/pub/ linux/kernel/v2.4/

Of course, replace COUNTRYCODE with us, uk, etc., and remove the space. Wouldn't it be possible to add the space automatically when a comment is posted? Then I wouldn't have to do it manually. If you can check to see if a comment is more than 40 chars, surely you can automatically add a space every 40 chars.

     13 June 2003, 21:45 GMT


Re: Re: TI Parallel Link support in Linux 2.4.21
Frank A. Nothaft  Account Info
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No it isn't! It's right outside my room!

Oh, wait, different type of mirror...

     14 June 2003, 01:35 GMT

Re: TI Parallel Link support in Linux 2.4.21
Soth  Account Info
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This is really great news.

I don't really benefit from the actual parallel port addition, but there is a new kernel to play with...

Well, I suppose it is good to see TI calcs get a mention in the future of this world.

     14 June 2003, 01:15 GMT

Re: TI Parallel Link support in Linux 2.4.21
Benjamin Moody  Account Info

tipar and tiusb have been supported for a while. I'm currently running 2.4.20, which supports both.

By the way, tiser will probably never be included because the black cable doesn't use RS232.

     15 June 2003, 01:06 GMT


Re: Re: TI Parallel Link support in Linux 2.4.21
Soth  Account Info
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Hang on. Not exactly sure here. But I have managed to get serial cable working under linux, and I think it was with a kernel module someone had written, it just wasn't part of the official kernel. So, if I am correct, there may be one in the future. Who knows.

     15 June 2003, 12:46 GMT


Re: Re: Re: TI Parallel Link support in Linux 2.4.21
Benjamin Moody  Account Info

Well, you can use the gray cable with no problem (it's just a matter of permissions on the device.)
To use the black cable you need the tiser module, which you can download from the LPG site. It just isn't officially supported.

     16 June 2003, 03:01 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: TI Parallel Link support in Linux 2.4.21
benryves  Account Info
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What we need is a driver for XP that allows the calc to show up as a separate drive (like digital cameras do), so that on plugging it in a thing will pop up in the system tray 'TI-83 Plus has been connected' and then a neat little calculator icon appears in Explorer.

That'd be cool.

     16 June 2003, 08:51 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI Parallel Link support in Linux 2.4.21
benryves  Account Info
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Speaking of which: anyone know how to get linking stuff (through libs or similar) to work through VB6?

     16 June 2003, 22:22 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: TI Parallel Link support in Linux 2.4.21
roms  Account Info
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Contrary to tipar/tiusb, the tiser module can not be merged into the mainstream kernel as is. It should be entirely rewritten in order to be compliant with the serial API (line discipline or tty emulation). It's too much work for me, sorry !

BTW, developping a basic Linux driver is not too much difficult. It's easier than Windows, believe me !
Especially when WinDDK samples for USB support are buggy :-(

     16 June 2003, 10:34 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI Parallel Link support in Linux 2.4.21
Soth  Account Info
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Just want to say, thanks for the work you have done for it so far. Cheers

     16 June 2003, 17:47 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TI Parallel Link support in Linux 2.4.21
joelt  Account Info
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Same here.

     16 June 2003, 19:26 GMT

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