Date: Tue, 08 Jan 80 19:23:45 -0500
From: "Theodore C. Yapo" <email@example.com>
> Is this list working?
Yes it is. But, unfortunately, I'm beginning to think the whole QuickCam
thing is a fake. Six weeks on backorder already, and no camera. The only
good thing is that people may have figured the thing out before I get one...
Mine was on backorder for eight weeks at PC Connection.
Does anybody know anything about programming the parallel ports under Linux?
I'd like to use my 2 ports on the linux box *between* the camera and a
windows PC, and create some dumps of the data flowing between the two. This
could probably be decoded, especially after some experimentation changing
the settings, etc...
If you're root, you can issue a system call that lets you access any
set of hardware ports from user mode (knowing, of course, that this
can crash your machine). So don't enable the parallel printer module,
and just access those ports directly.
-russ <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.crynwr.com/~nelson
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