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Re: Printer

On 10 Oct 2005, Chris Bannister wrote:
> 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. 


In my case, printing works with 2.6.12 but breaks with 2.6.13.


Anthony Campbell - ac@acampbell.org.uk 
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