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-hcd
and 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.conf into a 2.6 compatible modprobe.conf?
posted Friday, July 02, 2004