Missing module char-major-188

Charles Curley charlescurley at charlescurley.com
Tue Sep 30 13:56:43 UTC 2003

On Tue, Sep 30, 2003 at 09:18:28AM +0200, Nils Philippsen wrote:
> On Tue, 2003-09-30 at 04:44, Bill Nottingham wrote: 
> > Charles Curley (charlescurley at charlescurley.com) said: 
> > > I seem to be missing a module from Fedora Beta 2. On boot, I get:
> > > 
> > > Sep 29 10:26:37 issola modprobe: modprobe: Can't locate module char-major-188
> > > Sep 29 10:26:41 issola last message repeated 15 times
> > > Sep 29 10:26:42 issola cups: cupsd startup succeeded
> > > 
> > > in my /var/log/messages.
> > https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=85395

I wonder why I didn't find that when I went looking for previous bugs.

> It's a pity that cups tries to randomly probe stuff like USB at all when
> I only have one locally attached parallel printer. I finally filed a
> separate report for it:
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=105986

I agree. I have no USB devices attached to my system, and no printers
of any flavor. I had defined no printers at the time, and only looked
into the problem when I had problems trying to use a network printer.

However, it didn't take cups two whole minutes to decide it couldn't
find the missing module.

I took another look at my boot messages, and I see a lot of messages

Sep 29 10:26:15 issola modprobe: modprobe: Can't locate module block-major-34

with different numbers attached. What is "block-major-*"? Something
the USB system generates as needed?

I'll add this to Nils' bug entry above.

Nils, did you get your printer to work even with this problem?


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