Re: installing new kernel
Jean Monnat wrote:
Dear Debian specialists,
Because of printing problems, I tried to upgrade the kernel
2.4.18-newpowermac to the kernel 2.4.20-ben10. So I downloaded it and then
tar -xvzf 2.4.20-ben10.tar.gz. I followed instructions on how to install it,
that's to say
mv vmlinux /boot
mv System.map /boot
mv modules /lib/modules/VERSION
I changed the yaboot.conf line image=/boot/vmlinux
When I reboot i get this line of message "unable to locate
/lib/modules/2.4.20-ben10..." something like that.
However, when I do uname -a, I can see that the new kernel has been loaded.
Actually, if you build a new kernel, to install the modules you should
do 'make modules_install' to install the kernel modules if you want to
do it manually. You may run into other probles if you don't do this.
Ok, then I tried to configure my USB printer EPSON Stylus Photo 870 with
KDE, and I can see and choose usb dev/lpO. I made a test print, but nothing
happens and I get the message "lpr executable could not be found in your
path, check your installation".
My question is: Do you think that there is any relation between the two
The problems are not related if your printer shows up as a device. The
printer doesn't work, because you don't have a print spooler installed.
I recommend installing the CUPS printing system. The debian package
name is 'cupsys'. You can find more info on CUPS at http://www.cups.org
as far as setting up your printer. Also, take a look at
http://www.linuxprinting.org for information specific to your printer
and possibly a PPD file if CUPS doesn't include one for your printer.
Hope that helps.