Re: Do not apply: code for NSC8739x LPC Super I/O chipsets

Gunther Mayer (
Tue, 25 Sep 2001 18:37:52 +0200

Jaroslav Kysela wrote:
> Hello,
> I've attached a patch for NSC8739x LPC Super I/O chipsets to
> enable and configure the parallel port. It would be nice to include this
> code to the official linux kernel tree. Thank you.
> Jaroslav

Do not apply, there are better much solutions already:

This chip and much more is already handled (usermode)by:

PNPBIOS is superior at detecting your parallel port !
I asked the parport maintainer to remove superio from the kernel
when PNPBIOS makes it into the kernel.

PNPBIOS is not only a lifesaver on certain laptops (hanging otherwise)
but too on parallel port configuration which is currently a curse.

Drawback: Alan knows machines with bugs in their pnpbioses.

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