Friday, July 02, 2004
More Fedora Woes: USB + Printing
I tried setting up my printer by running
system-config-printer. This all appeared to work, except for the fact that my test page disappeared into the ether.
I did some poking around, and eventually found that
lsusb revealed virtually nothing other than an "NEC Corp. HighSpeed Hub". No printer.
More poking around in Red Hat's bug database revealed this bug. I remember there used to be two modules responsible for USB when I had 2.4 kernel, but checking my
/etc/modprobe.conf only turned up one:
alias usb-controller ehci-hcd. I replace this line with:
alias usb-controller uhci-hcd alias usb-controller1 ehci-hcdand then ran
/sbin/modprobe usb-controller. Finally, I deleted the phantom printer I'd set up before, and set up a new one. It works. Yay! If only it wasn't so painful. Why didn't the Fedora install translate my old 2.4
modules.confinto a 2.6 compatible