Thank you for considering my question.

I am having trouble getting a direct parallel port printer to work. I have 
narrowed the problem down to the initial boot process, but am unable to 
resolve the problem of no printer port. The problem is that the parallel port 
fails to initialize at startup.

#uname -a 
        FreeBSD bsd4_10.maingear.com 4.10-RELEASE FreeBSD 4.10-RELEASE #0:
        Tue May 25 22:47?12 GMT 2004
        [EMAIL PROTECTED]:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC i386     

#dmesg:
        Copyright (c) 1979,1980,1983,1986,1988,1989,1991,1992,1993,1994
                The Regents of the University of California, All rights reserved.
        FreeBSD 4.10-RELEASE #0: Tue May 25 22:47:12 GMT 2004
                [EMAIL PROTECTED]:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC
        Timecounter "i8254" frequency 1193182 Hz
        CPU: Pentium/P54C (99.47-MHz 586-class CPU)
                Origin= "GenuineIntel"  Id = 0x525  Stepping = 5
                Features=0x1bf<FPU,VME,DE,PSE,TSC,MSR,MCE,CX8>
        real memory = 134217728  (131072K bytes)
        avail memory = 125169664  (122236K bytes)
        Intel Pentium detected, installing workaround for F00F bug
        md0: Malloc disk
        npx0: <math processor> on motherboard
        npx0: INT 16 interface
        pcib0: <Host to PCI Bridge> on motherboard
        pci0: <PCI bus> on pcib0
        isab0: <Intel 82371FB PCI to ISA bridge> at device 7.0 on pci0
        isa0: <ISA bus> on isab0
        atapci0: <Intel PIIX ATA controller> port 0xffa0-0xffaf at device 7.1 on pci0
        ata0: at 0x1f0 irq 14 on atapci0
        ata1: at 0x170 irq 15 on atapci0
        pci0: <S3 Trio graphics accelerator> at 14.0 irq 9
        dc0: <AEMtek AN985 10/100BaseTX> port 0xfc00-0xfcff mem 0xffbeec00-oxffbeefff 
                irq 10 at device 15.0 on pci0
        dc0: Ethernet address: 00:20:78:1e:be:f7
        miibus0: <MII bus> on dc0
        ukphy0: <Generic IEEE 802.3u media interface> on miibus0
        ukphy0: 10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, auto
        orm0: <Option ROMs> at iomem 0xc0000-0xed000, 0xed000-0xedfff on isa0
        pmtimer0 on isa0
        fdc0: <NEC 72065B or clone> at port 0x3f0-0x3f5,0x3f7 irrq 6 drq 2 on  isa0
        fdc0: FIFO enabled, 8 bytes threshold
        fd0: <1440-KB 3.5" drive> on fdc0 drive 0
        atkbdc0: <Keyboard controller (i8042)> at port 0x60,0x64 on isa0
        atkbd0: <AT Keyboard> flags 0x1 irq 1 on atkbdc0
        kbd0 at atkbd0
        psm0: <PS/2 Mouse> irq 12 on atkbdc0
        psm0: model Generic PS/2 mouse, device ID 0
        vga0: <Generic ISA VGA> at port 0x3c0-0x3df iomem 0xa0000-0xbffff on isa0
        sc0: <System console> at flags 0x100 on isa0
        sc0: VGA <16 virtual consoles, flags=0x300>
        sio0 at port 0x3f8-0x3ff irq 4 flags 0x10 on isa0
        sio0: type 16550A
        sio1 at port 0x2f8-0x2ff issq 3 on isa0
        sio1: type 16550A
        ppc0: cannot reserve I/O port range
        ad0: 58644MB <Maxtor 6Y060L0> [119150/16/63] at ata0-master WDMA2
        acd0: CDROM <SAMSUNG CD-ROM SC-140> at ata1-master PIO4
        mounting root from ufs:ad0s1a
#

The following is info from Windows98 system report:
        IRQ usage summary:
                07 - Printer port (LPT1)
        I/O port usage summary:
                03BCh-03BFh - Printer port (LPT1)

The following was attempted:
        # /dev/MAKEDEV lpt0
        # dmesg | grep lpt0
        no response, just returned to root cursor
        #

        ALSO:
                #dmesg:Boot
                        ppc0: cannot reserve I/O port range

From the dmesg at boot, it is obvious that the ppc0 cannot reserve I/O range 
needed for the parallel port.  My problem is , I don't know what to do NOW!!!!
I can find no reference in the Handbook or in FAQ's that address my problem.
Can anyone assist in getting this printer to work?

by the way, printer works fine with 98.

Thanks in advance

Donald Szatkowski

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