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Posted: Sat Jan 11, 2003 12:18 am Post subject: Re: slackware 8.0 bootup - modprobe: char-major-6
I recently installed cups on my slackware box, my epson usb printer now works fine. However, since then I get a load of "modprobe: can't locate module char-major-6" messages at bootup.
From what I can gather from Google char-major-6 is the lp device but a "grep lp /etc/* -r" only returns references to "//[b][/b]dev[b][/b]/usb/lp0" which is correct for my printer.
I have recompiled the kernel with parallel port support included (not as a module) but that didn't help at all.
It seems to me that cups is trying to use the lp device, does anyone have any idea how I could provide the lp device to keep cups happy or preferably stop cups from looking for the lp device.
I haven't ruled out the possibility that I'm completly wrong about the problem being cups, so all suggestions are welcome
Try this.. Look in /etc/rc.d for anything that is doing modprobe (usualy rc.modules rc.inet1 rc.inet2 and rc.local) Also look in /usr/src/linux/Documentation/Devices.txt for a device major number 6. And also look at /etc/modules.conf see whats in there for char-major-6 (if i rembmer correctly i had this error too and it had something to do with clocks)
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