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Re: Printer

On Sat, Oct 08, 2005 at 12:16:02AM -0700, Malcolm Lalkaka wrote:
> Also, did you see Charles de Miramon's <cmiramon[at]kde-france.org>
> email? He said:
> > I had the same problem than Malcolm. Upgrading my kernel to linux-image-2.6.12
> > broke printing on the parallel port on my computer. It seems that something
> > changed in the parport module.
> >
> > I've reverted to 2.6.11 and the problem was solved.
> Do you think I should do the same? If so, how do I revert to an older
> kernel? I think if I had the option, I would rather keep the latest
> one.

If you are using grub as your bootloader you can have more than one
kernel image on your system. You can choose which one to boot from the
grub menu at boot. So why not install more than one?

(ok, yeah you can have more than one kernel image on your system even if
you are not using grub as your bootloader. The important thing is being
able to choose which one to boot from and I *know* grub supports this
but not sure about lilo etc.)

If installing 2.6.11 fixes the problem -- then I'd use that one.

You only need to apt-get 2.6.11 the same way you apt-get 2.6.12.

Maybe change to grub if you are presently using lilo.

Don't worry about the latest & greatest kernels unless you have the
latest & greatest hardware. 

$uname -r -v
2.4.18-bf2.4 #1 Son Apr 14 09:53:28 CEST 2002

Yep, I'm still running the kernel which came with the Woody install.

Reproduction if desired may be handled locally. -- rfc3

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