Re: modprobe: Can't locate module char-major-6 ?
> Shaul> Isn't the following the root for my problem:
> # Character devices
> # CONFIG_SERIAL_EXTENDED is not set
> # CONFIG_SERIAL_NONSTANDARD is not set
> # CONFIG_PRINTER is not set
> # Mice
> [13:22:10 /tmp]$
> Shaul> Why was it made that way? Is it a bug?
> Depends where the .config (and your kernel) comes from. Is it a
> custom compiled one or one of the original installation ones? If it
> is an original, the .config file probably means nothing; you should
> have had a chance to select the lp module during the installation
> (it's in the Miscellaneous group, I think).
> If you compiled the kernel yourself, you should have selected parallel
> printer support during "make config" (or "make menuconfig" or
> whatever). If you did, and you got the .config file you quote, it is
> a bug.
It is taken from /boot. .boot is where Debian kernel-image packages saves the
config files that was used when they were created.
[04:06:10 /tmp]$ ls /boot/config*
I just realized that the particular kernel I am using might not supposed to
support this module since
[09:14:34 /tmp]$ grep-available -P kernel-image-2.2.15-idepci | grep "This
This version of the kernel image package only has ide and PCI device support.
It puzzle me a bit because a parallel interface seems to me a common request.
In any case I will probably install a home made kernel-image real soon now.
Am I the only one who have this in his syslog?
> Ian Zimmerman, Oakland, California, U.S.A.
> In his own soul a man bears the source
> from which he draws all his sorrows and his joys.
-- Shaul Karl <email@example.com>