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Old 09-30-2005, 01:02 AM   #1
Smokeyone
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turboprint install


As a newbie to linux & mepis I have downloaded turboprint so that I can try and get my canon s750 printer working.
I downloaded via win xp (still having modem problems) and saved to a cd.
I have printed out the instructions but am a bit stuck where it says about entering shell window and installation made to current directory etc.
Is there a newbie guide to turboprint somewhere.
Thanks
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Old 09-30-2005, 02:00 AM   #2
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Mepis is based on Debian. I assume you downloaded the .tar file. You could've downloaded the rpm file and used "alien" to install it. Go to your mepis forum and ask them how to implement "alien" and install an .rpm file. The reason I say .rpm is I've never installed "turboprint" except with an .rpm.
http://www.mepislovers.org/ Maybe someone else can give you better help, but that's what I did when I tried Mepis. You might get the thing on the internet before spending alot of time getting it to print. My experience with Mepis was that it's kind nasty to get it recognize some modems.
 
Old 09-30-2005, 08:50 PM   #3
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Not exactly answering your question but, but a tip you may consider, sometimes you can use drivers for other printers, I have a canon i560 and under suse 9.2 and fedora core4 I have set it up as a bjc 7000 and I have had no problems with the printer, may loose some features but seems to prints quickly.
 
Old 10-10-2005, 09:32 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by fotoguy
Not exactly answering your question but, but a tip you may consider, sometimes you can use drivers for other printers, I have a canon i560 and under suse 9.2 and fedora core4 I have set it up as a bjc 7000 and I have had no problems with the printer, may loose some features but seems to prints quickly.
This begs the question, how do you find out which driver is likely to be of use?

I have a Canon Ip 1000 and have tried various suggestions , even turboprint, but so far all I get is a blinking printer light but no action.
 
Old 10-11-2005, 03:46 AM   #5
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If you can't find any info on google about it the only way would be trial and error. Select a model and then send a test print and see if it works, if it works see how fast it prints and how good the quality is, I know there are quite a few drivers but you would think atleast one would work.
 
Old 10-11-2005, 11:23 PM   #6
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The old "Seek and ye shall find" joke, I always fall for it.
 
  


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