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Re: [vox-tech] Slack 10 print problem solved
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Re: [vox-tech] Slack 10 print problem solved



On Wednesday 01 December 2004 10:44 pm, Ken Bloom wrote:
> On Wed, 1 Dec 2004 20:59:29 -0800
>
> Bill Wells <hammer29@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> > On Wednesday 01 December 2004 10:42 am, Shwaine wrote:
> > > On Tue, 30 Nov 2004, Bill Wells wrote:
> > > > On Monday 29 November 2004 11:32 am, Shwaine wrote:
> > > >> #### Parallel printer support ###
> > > >> if cat /proc/ksyms | grep "\[lp\]" 1> /dev/null 2> /dev/null ;
> > > >> then echo "lp support built-in, not loading module" > /dev/null
> > > >> else
> > > >>    if [ -r /lib/modules/$RELEASE/misc/lp.o \
> > > >>         -o -r /lib/modules/$RELEASE/misc/lp.o.gz \
> > > >>         -o -r /lib/modules/$RELEASE/kernel/drivers/char/lp.o \
> > > >>         -o -r /lib/modules/$RELEASE/kernel/drivers/char/lp.o.gz ];
> > > >> then /sbin/modprobe lp
> > > >>    fi
> > > >> fi
> > > >>
> > > >> Note the line /sbin/modprobe lp. If it is not working on your
> > > >> system, then the if statement to fine the module is failing for
> > > >> some reason. RELEASE is set to uname -r. I am still using the
> > > >> default kernel and kernel modules that came with Slackware and it
> > > >> works fine. The module is found in
> > > >> /lib/modules/2.4.26/kernel/drivers/char/lp.o.gz.
> > > >
> > > > I am running the 2.6.7 kernel
> > >
> > > Well, that answers the questions. I have one box with the 2.6.7
> > > kernel, using the kernel modules package including on disk 2 of the
> > > Slackware 10.0 set. Assuming that is what you have, the problem is
> > > with the if statement in /etc/rc.d/rc.modules. The filename for the
> > > module is lp.ko, not lp.o. You need to modify it to thusly to keep
> > > compatability with the 2.4.x kernel series:
> > >
> > > #### Parallel printer support ###
> > > if cat /proc/ksyms | grep "\[lp\]" 1> /dev/null 2> /dev/null ; then
> > >     echo "lp support built-in, not loading module" > /dev/null
> > > else
> > >     if [ -r /lib/modules/$RELEASE/misc/lp.o \
> > >          -o -r /lib/modules/$RELEASE/misc/lp.o.gz \
> > >          -o -r /lib/modules/$RELEASE/kernel/drivers/char/lp.o \
> > >          -o -r /lib/modules/$RELEASE/kernel/drivers/char/lp.o.gz \
> > >          -o -r /lib/modules/$RELEASE/kernel/drivers/char/lp.ko \
> > >          -o -r /lib/modules/$RELEASE/kernel/drivers/char/lp.ko.gz];
> > > then /sbin/modprobe lp
> > >     fi
> > > fi
> > >
> > > Actually, I'm not even sure if the lp.ko.gz line is required. I
> > > haven't much kept up on the ins and outs of modules in the 2.6
> > > series. But definately the lp.ko line will be needed or the if
> > > statement will fail and it won't even try to modprobe lp.
> >
> > sorry . . . don't work for me.  Here is the applicable section of my
> > rc.modules file.  notice that I also changed the parallel port support
> > section to reflect the same file name difference in the 2.6.7 kernel.
> >
> > if there is a typo, I haven't been able to see it.  ergo, I have cut
> > and pasted it directly from the file.  if I send print jobs to the
> > printer, I get no output, then when I modprobe lp and or parport_pc,
> > all jobs in the queue begin to print.
> >
> > tis perplexing.  I can live with the modprobe calls in rc.local, I
> > guess it is just not elegant.
> >
> > #### PC parallel port support ###
> > tupport ###
> > if cat /proc/ksyms | grep "\[parport_pc\]" 1> /dev/null 2> /dev/null ;
> > then echo "parport0 is built-in, not loading module" > /dev/null
> > else
> >   if [ -r /lib/modules/$RELEASE/misc/parport_pc.o \
> >        -o -r /lib/modules/$RELEASE/misc/parport_pc.o.gz \
> >        -o -r /lib/modules/$RELEASE/kernel/drivers/parport/parport_pc.o
> > \ -o -r /lib/modules/$RELEASE/kernel/drivers/parport/parport_pc.o.gz
>
> missing a backslash at the end of the line here.
it's there in the file
>
> >        -o -r
> > /lib/modules/$RELEASE/kernel/drivers/parport/parport_pc.ko\ -o
> > -r /lib/modules/$RELEASE/kernel/drivers/parport/parport_pc.k0.gz ];
> > then
>
> better not let this line wrap. otherwise, you need a backslash after the
> -o
wrap is from the cut and paste.  all on one line in the file
>
> >     # Generic setup example:
> >     /sbin/modprobe parport_pc
> >     # Hardware specific setup example (required for PLIP and better
> >     # performance in general):
> >     /sbin/modprobe parport_pc io=0x378 irq=7
> >   fi
> > fi
> >
> >
> > #### Parallel printer support ###
> > if cat /proc/ksyms | grep "\[lp\]" 1> /dev/null 2> /dev/null ; then
> >   echo "lp support built-in, not loading module" > /dev/null
> > else
> >   if [ -r /lib/modules/$RELEASE/misc/lp.o \
> >        -o -r /lib/modules/$RELEASE/misc/lp.o.gz \
> >        -o -r /lib/modules/$RELEASE/kernel/drivers/char/lp.o \
> >        -o -r /lib/modules/$RELEASE/kernel/drivers/char/lp.o.gz \
> >        -o -r /lib/modules/$RELEASE/kernel/drivers/char/lp.ko \
> >        -o -r /lib/modules/$RELEASE/kernel/drivers/char/lp.ko.gz ]; then
> >     /sbin/modprobe lp
> >   fi
> > fi
> >
> > ### Parallel port IP ###
> > #/sbin/modprobe plip
> >
> > ### Filesystem Quota support ###
> >
> > > _______________________________________________
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