vpo -- parallel to SCSI interface driver
For one or more SCSI busses:
The primary purpose of the vpo driver is to provide access to the Adaptec
AIC-7110 SCSI controller built in the Iomega ZIP drive. But it should
also work with the Iomega Jaz Traveller parallel to SCSI interface.
The driver has been extended to the ZIP+ drive which is based on the
Iomega Matchmaker Parallel to SCSI interface.
The driver should let you use a printer connected to the drive while
DOS and FreeBSD file systems are supported. When mounting a DOS file
system or formating a FreeBSD file system, check the slice of the disk
with the fdisk(8) utility.
In order to unixify a ZIP disk, put the following in /etc/disktab:
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.
da(4), lpt(4), ppbus(4), ppc(4), scsi(4)
During boot, the driver firstly try 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.
The vpo manual page first appeared in FreeBSD 3.0.
This manual page was written by Nicolas Souchu.
FreeBSD 5.2.1 March 5, 1998 FreeBSD 5.2.1 [ Back ]