[clug] Debian ppa module

George at Clug Clug at goproject.info
Sat Aug 10 13:15:23 UTC 2019


Spent the best part of the day trying to find out what happened to the ppa module in Debian Buster.

Does anyone know when it was no longer included?  Or if it exists a Debian package?

I wonder why it was removed?

NB: Not PPA (Personal Package Archive)


# ls /usr/lib/modules/4.19.0-5-amd64/kernel/drivers/scsi/ppa*.*

According to https://wiki.debian.org/ModulesAll the module is listed.
   ./drivers/scsi/scsi_tgt - SCSI target core
   ./drivers/scsi/ppa -
   ./drivers/scsi/dtc -

# cat /proc/ioports | grep parport
  03bc-03be : parport0

# modprobe sg
# modprobe ppa
modprobe: FATAL: Module ppa not found in directory /lib/modules/4.19.0-5-amd64

# lsmod | grep ppa


# dmesg | grep parp
[    8.659954] parport_pc 00:03: reported by Plug and Play ACPI
[    8.660011] parport0: PC-style at 0x3bc (0x7bc), irq 7 [PCSPP,TRISTATE]
[    8.759769] lp0: using parport0 (interrupt-driven).
[  100.248201] parport_pc 00:03: disabled
[  100.265270] parport 0x3bc (WARNING): CTR: wrote 0x0c, read 0xff
[  100.265275] parport 0x3bc (WARNING): DATA: wrote 0xaa, read 0xff
[  100.265276] parport 0x3bc: You gave this address, but there is probably no parallel port there!
[  100.265295] parport0: PC-style at 0x3bc [PCSPP,TRISTATE]
[  100.490237] parport_pc 00:03: activated
[  100.490241] parport_pc 00:03: reported by Plug and Play ACPI
[  100.490313] parport0: PC-style at 0x3bc (0x7bc), irq 7 [PCSPP,TRISTATE]
[  100.608052] lp0: using parport0 (interrupt-driven).



lib/modules/3.13.0-57-generic/kernel/drivers/scsi/ppa.ko    kernel/linux-image-extra-3.13.0-57-generic


apt install jazip

# /usr/sbin/jazipconfig 
There are currently no entries in /etc/jazip.conf.

There are no Zip devices detected on the system.

There are no Jaz devices detected on the system.

Available commands:
 (c)reate an entry from scratch.
 (q)uit without saving.
 (e)xit and save changes.

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