I tried to set up a remote printer at home this morning. It was easier than last time, but still a bit of a pain in the neck. So I’m posting this in the hopes that someone else will benefit from my work.
Continue reading IPP and mDNS via avahi on Debian
I’d been wondering for the last few weeks what I was doing wrong, such that I was always presented with a “enter super-user password for maintenance, or ^D for normal boot”. Then when my system crashed this morning, and I had to drive home on a break to fix it, I noticed that there was that nice little word “single” on the boot= line in GRUB. Remove that, and presto! The system boots up without me needing to press ^D.
Now if I could only train myself to actually type “vmlinuz” instead of “vmlinux”. That gets me every time.
Incidentally, I recently switched from devfs to udev.. Good stuff. It actually deals with the buggy usb-storage kernel module correctly: Before I switched, when I unplugged my Archos Jukebox, and then plugged it back in, I’d have to manually change the mount command, since the jukebox’d keep being assigned a new SCSI ID. Udev deals with this correctly: “/dev/sda1” is the first SCSI disk connected to the system, regardless of its actual host/bus/target/lun. This is, in my opinion, very useful.
Plus, it makes it so that I can use an automount daemon again, instead of mounting the drive by hand. Since I’m really lazy, this is a good thing.