Re: [Freedos-user] parallel port problems

2010-05-24 Thread bwspos
Just had the same problem with a replacement MSI motherboard  a Sunnix 
PCI Parallel Port card at a customer site.

The hardware installer tried 2 each of both the MB  LPT cards.

The Sunnix card was sent to me for testing and it worked fine on our 
test systems (oldish P4 Gigabyte MBs).



On 05/24/2010 12:04 PM, Ray wrote:
 am having trouble with a new install of freedos printing to a parallel
 printer - previously it work ok but after a new computer was installed
 we have no access to printer - the mainboard is a gigabyte am3 with no
 onboard lpt port - a 3rd party lpt card was installed prior to
 installing freedos -

 the database was transfered in toto from the old computer as we had
 done previously with no effect on printing capability [previous
 computer has onboard lpt port

 is it that the addin 3rd party lpt card is not usable by freedos
 ray


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Re: [Freedos-user] parallel port problems

2010-05-24 Thread Liam Proven
On Mon, May 24, 2010 at 11:04 AM, Ray rcarl...@bigpond.net.au wrote:
 am having trouble with a new install of freedos printing to a parallel
 printer - previously it work ok but after a new computer was installed
 we have no access to printer - the mainboard is a gigabyte am3 with no
 onboard lpt port - a 3rd party lpt card was installed prior to
 installing freedos -

 the database was transfered in toto from the old computer as we had
 done previously with no effect on printing capability [previous
 computer has onboard lpt port

 is it that the addin 3rd party lpt card is not usable by freedos

It should work. Do you have any basic DOS diagnostics like MSD or
Quarterdeck's MFT? It might be worth checking that the add-in card is
on LPT1: - it is possible it's on LPT2: or LPT3: instead.

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Re: [Freedos-user] parallel port problems

2010-05-24 Thread bwspos


On 05/24/2010 12:04 PM, Ray wrote:
 am having trouble with a new install of freedos printing to a parallel
 printer - previously it work ok but after a new computer was installed
 we have no access to printer - the mainboard is a gigabyte am3 with no
 onboard lpt port - a 3rd party lpt card was installed prior to
 installing freedos -

 the database was transfered in toto from the old computer as we had
 done previously with no effect on printing capability [previous
 computer has onboard lpt port

 is it that the addin 3rd party lpt card is not usable by freedos
 ray


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You don't mention installing a DOS driver for the addon card (usually in 
autoexec.bat).

Most modern PCI cards need a driver, it should be on the CD if it came 
with one.

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Re: [Freedos-user] parallel port problems

2010-05-24 Thread Ray
At 15:01 24/05/2010 +0100, you wrote:
On Mon, May 24, 2010 at 11:04 AM, Ray rcarl...@bigpond.net.au wrote:
  am having trouble with a new install of freedos printing to a parallel
  printer - previously it work ok but after a new computer was installed
  we have no access to printer - the mainboard is a gigabyte am3 with no
  onboard lpt port - a 3rd party lpt card was installed prior to
  installing freedos -
 
  the database was transfered in toto from the old computer as we had
  done previously with no effect on printing capability [previous
  computer has onboard lpt port
 
  is it that the addin 3rd party lpt card is not usable by freedos

It should work. Do you have any basic DOS diagnostics like MSD or
Quarterdeck's MFT? It might be worth checking that the add-in card is
on LPT1: - it is possible it's on LPT2: or LPT3: instead.

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thanks liam
i am onsite again in the morning to check it out further
its a plain install of freedos + the proprietary database the system is running
no diags available except ultimate boot cd, tuff pro on cd

so 3rd party card should be visible in bios??
ray




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Re: [Freedos-user] parallel port problems

2010-05-24 Thread Ray
At 16:21 24/05/2010 +0200, you wrote:


On 05/24/2010 12:04 PM, Ray wrote:
  am having trouble with a new install of freedos printing to a parallel
  printer - previously it work ok but after a new computer was installed
  we have no access to printer - the mainboard is a gigabyte am3 with no
  onboard lpt port - a 3rd party lpt card was installed prior to
  installing freedos -
 
  the database was transfered in toto from the old computer as we had
  done previously with no effect on printing capability [previous
  computer has onboard lpt port
 
  is it that the addin 3rd party lpt card is not usable by freedos
  ray
 
 
  
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You don't mention installing a DOS driver for the addon card (usually in
autoexec.bat).

Most modern PCI cards need a driver, it should be on the CD if it came
with one.

i didnt do it - its years since i had anything to do with dos - didnt 
realise a driver was req for addon cards
there is a cd and  according to the docs with the card - a dos driver
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Re: [Freedos-user] parallel port problems

2010-05-24 Thread Liam Proven
On Mon, May 24, 2010 at 3:32 PM, Ray rcarl...@bigpond.net.au wrote:
 At 15:01 24/05/2010 +0100, you wrote:
On Mon, May 24, 2010 at 11:04 AM, Ray rcarl...@bigpond.net.au wrote:
  am having trouble with a new install of freedos printing to a parallel
  printer - previously it work ok but after a new computer was installed
  we have no access to printer - the mainboard is a gigabyte am3 with no
  onboard lpt port - a 3rd party lpt card was installed prior to
  installing freedos -
 
  the database was transfered in toto from the old computer as we had
  done previously with no effect on printing capability [previous
  computer has onboard lpt port
 
  is it that the addin 3rd party lpt card is not usable by freedos

It should work. Do you have any basic DOS diagnostics like MSD or
Quarterdeck's MFT? It might be worth checking that the add-in card is
on LPT1: - it is possible it's on LPT2: or LPT3: instead.

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 thanks liam
 i am onsite again in the morning to check it out further
 its a plain install of freedos + the proprietary database the system is 
 running
 no diags available except ultimate boot cd, tuff pro on cd

I'd suggest downloading some  putting them on disk to take with you,
in that case!

 so 3rd party card should be visible in bios??

Probably not, although it might display if a parallel port has been
found. But there may be relevant settings - such as setting PnP off,
and checking if anything else is reserving the resources for LPT1:
(IRQ 7, I/O 0x378, if I remember correctly.)


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