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Been looking around, and have more questions. What directory should all these ppd files and such be installed to in Slackware? Seems the avasys source installs to the wrong places in Arch Linux, could I be seeing a similar issue? Where does Slackware keep its printer drives and whatnot?
Drivers can be static PPD files under the /usr/share/cups/model direc-
tory or programs under the /usr/lib/cups/driver directory. Static PPD
files must conform to the Adobe PPD File Format Specification version
4.3 and may be compressed using the gzip(1) program. Driver programs
must implement the command-line interface shown in the next section.
These directories are all empty on my -current system after installing the openprinting.org package.
Googled and googled today, found lots of people with similar problems, but no solutions. One thread on the Linux Mint forums suggested upgrading the kernel to fix the connectivity issue. Is it possible that changing kernels would work in this case? I found a post about compiling and installing the current stable kernel in 13.37...is that worth a shot, or do I run the risk of turning a small problem into a large one?
Backup your important data first
you can do ti to gain experience but remember u may fail and have to install your system from the beginning.. but it worth
now I am using slackopuppy on my dell inspiron 6400 just for fun and to learn linux well asnd gain experience ..
I am trying to learn VectorLinux which has EXCELLENT HARDWARE DETECTION ..It ran on my Fujitsu Siemens laptop on which nothing could run at all ..and remember.. no pain no gain..but I want to say something ..the best place for this thread was the hardware forum http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...x-hardware-18/
there you may find experts in hardware configuration so next time remember to place your thread in the most suitable forum.ou
I wish you good luck .and please inform me of any success you make .I am Linuxically connected with you..!!
Vector Linux is great, I ran it on my Inspiron 1100 for a long time because I couldn't get 13.37 to run properly. Im currently using Slackware -current on the old Dell, and it runs fine, if a little bit slow.
I actually have installed the Avasys drivers on the Dell and it sees the printer just fine, prints and everything. Looking more and more like an update on my 64bit system is in order.