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[Bug 673845] lp kernel module no longer loaded automatically

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=673845

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=673845#c47


Johannes Meixner <jsmeix@xxxxxxxx> changed:

What |Removed |Added
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Summary|lp kernel module not loaded |lp kernel module no longer
|automatically |loaded automatically

--- Comment #47 from Johannes Meixner <jsmeix@xxxxxxxx> 2011-09-27 08:31:48 UTC
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Stefan,
I don't like "grep -q parport /proc/modules && modprobe lp"
because I heared about strange laptops or docking stations where
the kernel died a sudden death in case of whatever parport issues
(but I don't know if those issues depend on the "lp" module).
I have a bad feeling with automated kernel module loading
from "application" (from the kernel's point of view) programs.

I appreciate a "fix-parallel-printer-because-kernelhackers-broke-it.rpm"
because this way it is obvious that it is a band-aid solution and
it is separated from the rest (not mixed into an "application" package).

It is no problem when cups recommends such a package.

The YaST printer module could do a test if that package is installed
in its "connection wizard" dialog for parallel port printers
and install it after the user confirmed that he wants it.

Could you submit such a package to the OBS?

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