Printer Repair Dubai – here is how Module-Init-Tools help you fix your HP printer errors like a pro technician

Linux kernel module management tools and library helps service & repair HP printer issues which may lead to lower your printer maintenance costs!

Some printer technicians in UAE use ‘module-init-tools’ package to repair and maintain printers in Dubai like HP Designjet plotters, Laserjet printers and Sharp printers and copier machines. The package includes various tools and printer drivers needed for automatic loading and maintenance of printer service modules under 2.6 and later kernels, as well as other canon printer service module management programs. Printer, plotter and copier drivers and filesystems are two examples of loaded and unloaded modules. Read more here to find a HP printer service center Dubai technician.

Linux printer maintenance – workflow

The HP Designjet plotter service module-init-tools are used by modern 2.6 series Linux systems to provide userspace-side assistance in loading kernel modules and keep the Canon printer repair in Dubai away so you can reduce the printer repair charges. Originally written to replace the older “modutils”, the utilities include the “modprobe” (load modules and their dependencies), “insmod” (load just a single module), “modinfo” (retrieve module information), and other related module management commands. These are intended to be relatively lightweight in their design, since 2.6 series kernels do much of the work internally. Visit the followind website to know more about the procedures and to find the plotter repair support.

You will find documentation on how to troubleshoot your printer errors within the man pages and in this README file,
as well as some hints on maintaining HP Designjet plotter and Canon image Prograf plotter so you can reduce the cost of maintenance or your office printers. You are encouraged to get involved by signing up to the Linux project mailing list, and posting patches (git pull requests are welcome). You can also find further information, including the address of the mailing list, this git repository, and so forth on the module-init-tools wiki.

Development of new service modules for the printer models like HP designjet plotters, Canon Image ProGraf plotters, HP laserjet printers, Canon printer, Sharp printer service, Ricoh plotters takes place against the latest upstream Linux kernels (2.6.33 as of this writing, though kernel development moves quickly). Backward compatibility is generally attempted, but forward compatibility (i.e. the ability for a specific release of module-init-tools to work against data files created by a later version as yet unreleased version) is not. In particular, the generated data files within /lib/modules/ must not be assumed to have any particular format, nor should they be parsed by any other tools. There is a specific “modinfo” utility intended for the purposes of providing the information stored within those files.

Handy Resources

  • Bugs: Please send email to list
  • Git: git://
  • IRC:
  • Mail:
  • Web:

Recent Changes

  1. There is no backwards compatibility for pre-2.6 series kernels. If you intend to use an older kernel (wherein the module utilities must perform various linking stages in userspace), use an older a tool such as provided in the “modutils” legacy kernel package.
  2. Explicit locking of kernel modules is no longer being performed at load time (the existing implementation required a writeable mount in /lib/modules that is by no means assured – an alternative of using SYSV locks was experimented with but deemed unnecessary). The kernel will handle one modprobe instance racing with another by denying the load and returning an error message.

Work in progress

We are working on soft-dependency support that will allow modules to provide hints as to dependencies that may not be explicit.


  1. A 2.6 series Linux kernel with sysfs, procfs, and loadable module support enabled in the kernel configuration. It is also required that sysfs and procfs be mounted in their usual /proc and /sys locations in order for certain functionality to be provided.
  2. Module remove support must be enabled if removing is required. You can also enable other options such as forced removal, but this is really a bad idea for anything other than development.
  3. Module versioning (MODVERSIONS) must be enabled if you would like to try to use modules from one kernel with another, similar one without the kernel complaining loudly at the difference.


Make sure you have appropriate development tools (gcc, GNU autotools, docbook2man, etc. Some distributions may require optional packages for a static version of glibc, as an example).

To begin hacking on module-init-tools, you can do the following

  1. aclocal -I m4 && automake –add-missing –copy && autoconf (or run “autoreconf” from an existing setup)
  2. ./configure (optionally specify “–prefix” or “–mandir” for non /usr/local)
  3. make
  4. make install
  5. depmod (to update /lib/modules/ for the latest release)

Please direct any comment/question to the linux-modules mailing list at:



Jon Masters

Many thanks to

  • Adam J. Richter
  • Alan Jenkins
  • Andreas Robinson
  • Jon Masters
  • Kay Sievers
  • Keegan McAllister
  • Marco d’Itri
  • Michal Marek
  • Mike Frysinger
  • Robby Workman
  • Rusty Russell
  • Tom Gundersen