Bug 6356 - Kudzu seg fault
Kudzu seg fault
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kudzu (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
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Reported: 1999-10-25 19:22 EDT by Bradley
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:10 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-11-22 12:10:29 EST
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Description Bradley 1999-10-25 19:22:59 EDT
Kudzu segfaults on my system if I run it after loading the
lp driver. An strace shows that it dies just after reading
/proc/parport/0/autoprobe. My printer (an HJ-400) is too old
for probing, and so this file is empty.
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-10-25 19:32:59 EDT
/proc/parport/0/autoprobe is empty??

Do you have parport_probe loaded?

(This is mainly for informational purposes; it still is a bug. :) )

BTW, bug is fixed in kudzu-0.23-1, which will be in next rawhide.
Comment 2 Anonymous 1999-10-25 19:38:59 EDT
I'm _almost_ certain I do. (I'm not at home now).

Also, the /usr/share/kudzu/printers (I can't remeber the name) file
lists the HJ-400 with the epson driver, along with a comment that it
only works in 180x360 mode. I don't know what this file does, given
that the HJ-400 can't be detected by kudzu, but the epson driver
really only works well in 180x180 mode for the HJ-400

The lq850 driver (not shipped with redhat, I'm about to file a bug
against ghostscript on that) supports 360x360. (The HJ-400 emulates an
epson lq by default. It claims to emulate an IBM PS/2 printer by
changing a few settings on the printer, but I've never got that to
work, even under windows)
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 1999-10-25 20:30:59 EDT
The stuff in printertable currently isn't used by much of anything.

It's generated from

if you'd like to update the master.
Comment 4 Anonymous 1999-10-30 04:51:59 EDT
I've now looked, and I _don't_ have parport_probe loaded (or even
compiled). I did at one stage, but my printer doesn't report anything,
so I took it out of the kernel compile, since I couldn't see any point
in it. I can't remember if the file was empty, or if there was just no
data (apart from the headers) in it.

I've updated the printer database. Thanks for the pointer. What about
a note in /usr/doc/kudzu, or at the top of the printertable file?
Comment 5 Bill Nottingham 1999-11-22 12:10:59 EST
Will look at adding the note in the next release of kudzu.

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