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Old 01-29-2008, 09:41 PM   #1
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How do I get printer working?


Ive got a samsung ML-1210 and it was working before upgrading to slack 12 and on boot it shows the model number in the bootup messages.

I installed the ppd file and used http://localhost:631 in a browser and it seems to have installed but I cannot print a test page and in KDE it shows the printer but does not respond at all.
When I get the dialog box to input a user and a password that does nothing no matter what I try.
Is there another way to install the printer? Do I need some other kind of driver?
 
Old 01-29-2008, 09:59 PM   #2
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Go back into localhost:631 and click on Manage Painters. Do you see a printer listed?

If no, then you have to define a printer to use cups.

If yes, go through the setup steps to see if it has a enable/disable setting somewhere that has to be enabled.
 
Old 01-29-2008, 10:03 PM   #3
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Go back into localhost:631 and click on Manage Painters. Do you see a printer listed?

If no, then you have to define a printer to use cups.

If yes, go through the setup steps to see if it has a enable/disable setting somewhere that has to be enabled.
Yes, there is a printer but in one part it shows a canon because thats the only option I can choose when using a parallel port and another section shows the samsung because thats the ppd file I am using.
I dont have a canon and never have.
Ive been through all the settings and nothing changes when I make them. Even when i enter the root password it just acts like theres no printer.
 
Old 01-29-2008, 10:18 PM   #4
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Does Slack 12 include the Samsung driver for the ML-1210?

If not, you can get it here:
http://printers.free-driver-download...386-Linux.html.
 
Old 01-30-2008, 12:17 AM   #5
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I tried to install it and I got this:

No protocol specified
./setup.sh: line 143: 5406 Aborted "$setup" "$@" 2>>$NULL
The setup program seems to have failed on x86/glibc-2.1

Please contact your Customer Support

What does that mean?

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