Re: Linux Input Driver question

Kid <kid1972tw@xxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:


I want to write some ap to read / write and io control input driver,
is it possible ?

How can I access an input driver, can I use fopen / read / write , is
there some good sample ?

My PC parallel port document at
includes information how to directly access PC parallel
port hardware registers in many operating systems, including Linux.

Linux will allow acess to any port using the ioperm syscall.
Here is some code parts for Linux to write 255 to printer port:

#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
#include <unistd.h>
#include <asm/io.h>

#define base 0x378 /* printer port base address */
#define value 255 /* numeric value to send to printer port */

main(int argc, char **argv)
if (ioperm(base,1,1))
fprintf(stderr, "Couldn't get the port at %x\n", base), exit(1);

outb(value, base);

For reading use inb() function.

Tomi Engdahl (
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