Quellcode-Paket ftape-tools herunterladen:
A substitution for the stock ftape driver in the kernel. If you want to use a floppy tape drive with a 2.0.x kernel you should definitely use these sources instead of the stock ftape driver in the kernel. This driver detects and supports many more tape drives than the 2.0.x driver which is ancient. Compared to the 2.2.x stock ftape driver the difference is reduced to support for the Iomega Ditto Max, parallel port floppy tapes (Colorado Trakker, Iomega, Exabyte and Seagate parallel port drives) and multiple tape drives in one box.
Supported drives according to upstream README: "Currently, the driver supports many QIC-40/QIC-80/QIC-3010/QIC-3020 tape drives that conform to the respective QIC-* development standards, as well as the Iomega Ditto 2GB and Max drives.
Some parallel port tape drives are also supported, too. These are the Colorado Trakker and several kinds of parallel port drives that use the Micro Solutions' "Backpack" protocol, i.e. the Iomega Ditto parallel port drives, and some parallel port floppy tape drives made by Exabyte and Seagate."
If you want to use the graphical frontend you've got to install a version of the TK toolkit.