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Old 05-15-2012, 06:09 PM   #16
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Yeah I liked Arch. I did use it for about 6 months or so. I don't remember why I switched. About every 6 months or so I get into a mood where I want to go distro-hopping. Not sure why, but I may try Arch again if I can't get SalineOS to install my printer/communicate with it properly. We'll see. I'll give it a go today/tonight and if it's still not working by then, I'll switch to Arch. Though let me tell ya, that install is very taxing on my nerves LOL Then I'd have to remember which packages to install after the base install to get X up and running. :P I'll have to revisit their awesome wiki.
Very true, but if you write down on a paper or something everything you need to install to get a working desktop, you're fine. Whatever you need afterwards can be looked up in the comfort of a desktop browser. What's more, you don't even need a working desktop to do that. You can try Elinks, a command-line browser, and it should do the trick (yes it's weird as hell to use a command-line browser, but it's... charming I guess ). Oh, also, there are many distros based on Arch made so they give you a GUI installer, and upon installation, you get a working desktop out of the box! It's all here:
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php...s_%28Active%29

Cheers!
 
Old 05-15-2012, 06:32 PM   #17
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Very true, but if you write down on a paper or something everything you need to install to get a working desktop, you're fine. Whatever you need afterwards can be looked up in the comfort of a desktop browser. What's more, you don't even need a working desktop to do that. You can try Elinks, a command-line browser, and it should do the trick (yes it's weird as hell to use a command-line browser, but it's... charming I guess ). Oh, also, there are many distros based on Arch made so they give you a GUI installer, and upon installation, you get a working desktop out of the box! It's all here:
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php...s_%28Active%29

Cheers!
Yes I have used elinks or lynx before. Don't remember which one though. I did actually do Linux From Scratch a few times and really enjoyed the process. I couldn't get X working properly so I was in the terminal most of the time using IRSSI and a text browser. Fun fun. lol I won't be doing LFS anytime soon though. That's 2 full days of work to get a properly set up system. At least it was for me. But that was when I was having bad insomnia constantly so I would be awake for many hours at a time. Hah, the good ole days. :P

Thanks for the link to the various Arch distros out there. I'll look it over and see what I can find out about them and see if any of them fits my needs, or wants. Thanks!
 
Old 05-15-2012, 06:42 PM   #18
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For what it's worth it looks like your wireless is supported by Debian:
http://wiki.debian.org/iwlegacy
So rather than trying to use the tar.gz firmware you should just need to download the .deb file from here:
http://packages.debian.org/squeeze/a...lwifi/download
Then install it with dpkg.
I realise you'll probably stick with another distro now but if you want to give Debian another shot that might help.
 
Old 05-15-2012, 07:00 PM   #19
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Well the only way on straight debian to install the full system is either have the full cd/dvd-set or do a net-install. I always opt to do the net-install because I don't want to have to burn so many disks for a distro I may not use if I can't get my wireless printer working.. So that's why I am distrohopping right now. I'm trying to get my stupid m*f*ing printer working. Ahhh! I hate this. It is supposed to be able to be used in linux but apparently something is screwy with all the distros ive tried since getting this printer.

Don't mind me... Sorry for the rant. I'm trying out ArchBang right now. Hopefully I can get it working here.
 
Old 05-15-2012, 07:08 PM   #20
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You could just download disc 1, install the main system, plug in a USB drive, dpkg the drivers, set up networking then install anything not on the CD? You only need the first disc to install the basic OS after all, the rest are just extras.
http://www.debian.org/CD/faq/#which-cd
I almost always have some issue or other installing, with either my machine not booting from a disc or the disc not working or getting the wrong image on USB so I feel your pain.
 
Old 05-15-2012, 07:24 PM   #21
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Okay,

Well, if you are still looking for a distro, I would recommend you give Sabayon a try.

It has an iso that starts with XFCE, it has a GUI package manager, it is binary-package based distro and has x86_64 support.

Not sure about the HP Laserjet Pro P1102w Printer support offhand, but do you know if the printer was being supported through CUPS and/or a foomatic driver when it *was* working? Perhaps if we can find a .ppd file that *does* work with it, we can get it running for you on any distro...

HTH. Let us know.
 
Old 05-16-2012, 12:38 AM   #22
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Okay,

Well, if you are still looking for a distro, I would recommend you give Sabayon a try.

It has an iso that starts with XFCE, it has a GUI package manager, it is binary-package based distro and has x86_64 support.

Not sure about the HP Laserjet Pro P1102w Printer support offhand, but do you know if the printer was being supported through CUPS and/or a foomatic driver when it *was* working? Perhaps if we can find a .ppd file that *does* work with it, we can get it running for you on any distro...

HTH. Let us know.
I decided to give Fedora a try. So that's what I'm in now. :P I believe it was through cups (and the HPLIP) driver. It is supposed to work with the foo2zjn driver, which I've tried over and over again and it still wont connect. Right now the printer won't connect. I see in the console that there is a bug..

Code:
$ system-config-printer
**** Incorrect IEEE 1284 Device ID: [u'drv:///hp/hpcups.drv/hp-laserjet_professional_p1102w.ppd']
**** Actual ID is MFG:Hewlett-Packard;MDL:HP LaserJet Professional P1102w;
**** Please report a bug against the HPLIP component
**** Incorrect IEEE 1284 Device ID: [u'drv:///hp/hpcups.drv/hp-laserjet_professional_p1102w.ppd']
**** Actual ID is MFG:Hewlett-Packard;MDL:HP LaserJet Professional P1102w;
**** Please report a bug against the HPLIP component
 
Old 05-19-2012, 12:19 PM   #23
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I am trying to get my HP LaserJet Pro p1102w (wireless) printer working. It has worked before in xubuntu and kubuntu but I am trying to get away from Ubuntu as I don't agree with the direction they are heading.

It is supposed to work with HPLIP and I've gone through the rigamaroll of installing hplip and doing hp-setup and it usually ends up being a cups backend error that prevents the priting. Usually the printer will show "Not connected" when I go to print something and see the status of the printer. So I have no idea how to fix a cups issue. I've done all I can do as far as I know to get it working.
Hp-setup will presumably be concerned with getting foomatic to use the correct data. CUPS errors sometimes have nothing to do with CUPS itself; it just shuttles data between different components and gives a vague complaint if something doesn't work. I wonder if the problem could be the wireless side of things? If you have a cable, have you tried it that way?
 
Old 05-19-2012, 01:05 PM   #24
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Hp-setup will presumably be concerned with getting foomatic to use the correct data. CUPS errors sometimes have nothing to do with CUPS itself; it just shuttles data between different components and gives a vague complaint if something doesn't work. I wonder if the problem could be the wireless side of things? If you have a cable, have you tried it that way?
Yes I did try to use the USB to set it up. It refused to detect my printer. It said I/O error. BUT I did just get my printer to work last night. I filed a bug report and someone helped me through it. The first time I did the instructions it failed as usual. I was using the XFCE spin of Fedora. Then I tried to install and use cinnamon. It failed. So I installed the regular gnome version of Fedora and installed cinnamon and it worked. Also what worked was getting my printer set up. No clue why but it worked. So far I like fedora. So I'll stick with it for a while.

Here is the bug report: https://bugs.launchpad.net/hplip/+bug/1000385
 
Old 05-26-2012, 07:58 AM   #25
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