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config 2nd printer port to epc mode

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Dennis? I installed a 2nd printer port for my videocam and it mentions it would run lots better if the port was configed
to EPC mode (which is supposed to be done in BIOS ...but looking I only see one mention of 'onboard printer port'
any clues?
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The BIOS settings can only control those parallel ports which are built into the motherboard.  If you added a 2nd port, then it's on an ISA board and has it's own configuration.  Most likely, it's got jumpers on the board to select the mode, normal, EPP, and ECP.  For ECP, you need to select a free interrupt and DMA channel for it to use.  It's also possible that this board doesn't support ECP.  You will need to check the documentation that came with it.  After setting it up for ECP, you can then configure Win95 to run it as ECP in the control panel.
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k..thanx ...guess my only real option is to switch ports, as the 2nd doesn't support ecp.
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Either that you go buy a better parallel port board that does.
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