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|VPO(4)||Device Drivers Manual||VPO(4)|
vpo — parallel to
SCSI interface driver
For one or more SCSI busses:
vpo driver provide access to parallel
port Iomega Zip and Jaz drives.
vpo driver is not present in
FreeBSD 13.0 and later.
vpo driver supports the following
parallel to SCSI interfaces:
- Adaptec AIC-7110 Parallel to SCSI interface (built-in to Iomega ZIP drives)
- Iomega Jaz Traveller interface
- Iomega MatchMaker SCSI interface (built-in to Iomega ZIP+ drives)
The driver should let you use a printer connected to the drive while transferring data.
DOS and FreeBSD file systems are supported. When mounting a DOS file system or formatting a FreeBSD file system, check the slice of the disk with the gpart(8) utility.
In order to unixify a ZIP disk, put the following in /etc/disktab:
zip|zip 100:\ :ty=removable:se#512:nc#96:nt#64:ns#32:\ :pa#196608:oa#0:ba#4096:fa#512:\ :pb#196608:ob#0:bb#4096:fb#512:\ :pc#196608:oc#0:bc#4096:fc#512:
and use bsdlabel(8).
If you have trouble with your driver, your parallel chipset may not run properly at the detected mode (NIBBLE, PS2 or EPP). Tune the ppc(4) bootflags to force other modes.
vpo manual page first appeared in
This manual page was written by Nicolas Souchu.
During boot, the driver first tries to detect a classic ZIP, then a ZIP+. The ZIP+ detection is intrusive and may send erroneous characters to your printer if the drive is not connected to your parallel port.
|December 21, 2019||Debian|