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Trying to run in XFCE...
When I go to localhost:631 and add Canon i550 printer it installs successfully using canon bjc7100, which I read somehwere would work for this printer. When I run test print it starts my printer advancing paper into print postition and stops there:
Parallel_Port_1 "Printing page 1, 18%"
Printer settings in Xfce show Cups Xprint ver 4.41 highlighted and
BSD-LPR as options.
Shilo's post 'How I do it all' suggests removing LPR to avoid conflicts. How do I remove LPR?
What do I have to do to install an .rpm if my driver is not in tar.gz
Either just install it using rpm (Slackware does come with it, it's in /ap, though usually installed unless you say otherwise) or use rpm2tgz (which may or may not be installed and can be found in /a if it isn't) to convert it to a .tgz and install that.
BJC 8200 yielded similar results to that with BJC7100: Parallel_Port_1 "Printing page 1, 1%" The paper feed starts and actual printing never occurs as did before. I am reading thru 'Printing background and tutorial' make sure my setup is correct before I actually install anything. Thanks much and will let you know the final results if I can get the printer working.
Ok, tried to install bjcups-2.2-1.tar.gz, I unpacked it in a folder in my /home/user dirctory,followed these vague install directions:To build and install bjcups and pstocanonbj:
1) Building misc libraries.
2) Building "bjcups" and "pstocanonbj".
make install .
Now I have a bunch of folders in: ../bjcups-2.2-1 -What do I do now? BTW my printer just feeds a sheet of paper through my printer every time I start Slack or shut it down??? Thanks
How do I install them, Do I use kernel compiling instructions? Or do I use
package install instructions? Are these an "autoconfig" type tarball, or is it a slackware package?
In one of the posts adviced to read Slackware12 Chapter18 and in another post jschiwal' most helpfully, suggested I run "make" as user and "sudo make install", and run "make clean" 1st if I tried installing unsuccessfully before. Thanks
EDIT: Now I know what the other file is. If you printer does not support ppd (but, apparently it does), cups can use filter to send postscript data stream through it (so even non-postscript printers can print postscript data). bjcupsmon is obviously some sort of monitor. You need to check docs for this.
Last edited by Alien_Hominid; 11-22-2007 at 10:57 PM.
Alien Hominid, the link: http://127.0.0.1:631/documentation.html doesn't work. Documentation files in bjcups provides little vague install information regarding install process and dependencies info. But what I need is basic install instructions un tar, install vs. configure, what do I configure and whether or not I have to manually put files,folders in a specific directory? Do i have to use source code and why can't I just use install or upgrade? Too many things I don't know to just untar these packages.
shows that cups is executable (has x flags). When you want to make some service (in /etc/rc.d/) executable, you need to chmod +x service_name, to disable the service startup, you need to chmod -x. ls -l lists files and their permissions.
Because cups is running, you should be able to connect to localhost:631 and read the documentation.
Last edited by Alien_Hominid; 11-29-2007 at 06:17 AM.