Hi, and now I have your attention...!
Sorry about the silly header, but I'm having problems. I'm running
Debian 2.1 on an SE/30, and two 7300s, one with Debian 3.0 and the
other with LinuxPPC 2000. I'm learning reasonably fast but there are
two problems on which I'm making no progress at all:
1: None of the Macs seems interested in printing. In each case the
entry in /proc/devices ("6 lp") is missing. I've combed the Printing
HOWTO but there's no mention of what to do when the kernel doesn't have
that driver. I have a couple of books but they too don't seem to cater
for that missing item. I've managed to get spooling, and the files I
send go to the right places but they can't find the printer (no mention
of it and 'polling' in the boot messages).
Am I doing something wrong at installation time? Does there have to be
a printer connected and turned on while the kernel is being configured?
Is that what the mysterious 'Drivers' section of the installer is for
(it doesn't mention printers)?
2: I think I set one of the keyboards up wrong at installation, because
it won't give me a pipe | or a \. This is serious, both for shell stuff
and also I can't write any code! I tried running /usr/sbin/base-config
but it doesn't give me an option to reconfigure the keyboard, and I
can't find any manpages, help, info.
All and any advice gratefully accepted, even flames and blames - I'm
Hoping someone can help