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Sifvion 03-27-2003 10:35 AM

Printing in Slackware 9.0
 
Does Slackware 9.0 come with CUPS?

cclavey 03-27-2003 11:39 AM

To my knowledge...yes. Try urpmi CUPS.

Sifvion 03-27-2003 12:04 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by cclavey
To my knowledge...yes. Try urpmi CUPS.
root@blackbox:/etc/rc.d# urpmi CUPS
-su: urpmi: command not found

cclavey 03-27-2003 12:47 PM

hmmm, that should have worked....
try here http://ftp.man.olsztyn.pl/pub/linux/...are-9.0/extra/
CUPS 1.18 is listed

Sifvion 03-27-2003 08:49 PM

I will try to use installpkg to install CUPS and use the command above and try it out. I believe I still have a long way before my printer start to work.

DonLuis 03-27-2003 09:21 PM

Re: CUPS y. Install/Upgrade Command
 
Command should should have been " rpm -U <file> , not urpm."

Also, < rpm2tgz xxxx.rpm > will convert the rpm to tgz files for Package Manager installation(s).

However, you possibily have a third party CD (like me) that does not contain an executable CUPS suite (only a few pdf, html & etc. text files in /usr/share/doc/cups).

If you decide to download CUPS < http://freshmeat.net > be sure "espgs" is installed (should be in your distro) check with packgmanager ^F <espgs>).

Seems newer versions of CUPS after 1.14 (I believe) no longer integrate espgs.

Sifvion 03-27-2003 09:37 PM

I download form the site cclavey provided it is 1.1.18. I dont think that site have espgs guess I have to search espgs. So I will use installpkg to install cups 1st then 2nd I will use installpkg to install espgs? Still a long long way to get my doc print.

DonLuis 03-27-2003 09:48 PM

CUPS y. ESPGS
 
Run package manager, do a control F ( ^F) then enter <espgs> for the FIND search: it should turn up espgs-7.05.6.i386-1 (and should already be installed).

Texicle 03-27-2003 10:05 PM

Have you tried to use apsfilter? I set up my printer (after I found the right driver) with aps filter in about 10 minutes using apsfilter. I've never printed in Linux before 2 days ago, so I don't know much about the differences between CUPS and regular lp style printing. However, I know it was quite easy to set up and my prints are coming out perfectly.

/usr/share/apsfilter/SETUP

If SETUP is not set to executable, you must, as root, set it as such with chmod. Then, type SETUP and follow the prompts. Hopet his helps.:D

DonLuis 03-27-2003 11:04 PM

Re: CUPS y. Apsfilter
 
My /usr/share/apsfilter, SETUP* is set (x) executable, but does nothing (and I'm logged in as ROOT #).

What does the " * " indicate on the tailend of SETUP ?

Tried this yesterday and couldn't get it (SETUP) to do anything.

I've read volumes of data on the various print systems, and the more I read, the more confusing it becomes. Probably some simple error or omission.

Excalibur 03-27-2003 11:34 PM

The apsfilter SETUP program is just a bash script. The file size is 66287 and the asterisk normally means it is an executable file. The first thing it does when it is run is to display a logo, a license, and request that you accept it. If yours does not do anything then I would suggest trying to view the file (less SETUP). The first line should read "#! /usr/bin/bash". In Slack 9.0 /usr/bin/bash is just a sym link to /bin/bash. If your symlink is missing then the script would not be able to locate the shell to execute. Check by using "ls -l /usr/bin/bash". If it is not found then create it by the command "ln -s /bin/bash /usr/bin/bash".

Perhaps it will help to resolve your problem.

Sifvion 03-28-2003 09:37 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by Texicle
Have you tried to use apsfilter? I set up my printer (after I found the right driver) with aps filter in about 10 minutes using apsfilter. I've never printed in Linux before 2 days ago, so I don't know much about the differences between CUPS and regular lp style printing. However, I know it was quite easy to set up and my prints are coming out perfectly.

/usr/share/apsfilter/SETUP

If SETUP is not set to executable, you must, as root, set it as such with chmod. Then, type SETUP and follow the prompts. Hopet his helps.:D

Thanks for suggesting. I used apsfilter in slack 8.0 it setup is easy but i cant find the drivers for my printer which is canon S400 so i choose something else. It can be print but the quality of the result is not good. Thus i am thinking of switching to CUPS.

Hangdog42 03-28-2003 11:47 AM

I just installed CUPS on my Slackware 9 system last night and it worked smoothly. I actually compiled both espgs and CUPS from source and it loaded without a hitch. If you read the documentation on the CUPS site you'll see that espgs is required and that they have the source for that as well.

Texicle 03-28-2003 04:25 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Sifvion
Thanks for suggesting. I used apsfilter in slack 8.0 it setup is easy but i cant find the drivers for my printer which is canon S400 so i choose something else. It can be print but the quality of the result is not good. Thus i am thinking of switching to CUPS.
In apsfilter, the gimp print drivers (I believe are stp drivers) have MANY cannon drivers to choose from. In fact, that's the only menu that had compatible drivers for my HP Deskjet 932C. Well, all the HP menus had the selections for my printer, but apparently my system didn't have the drivers pre-loaded with ghostscript (even after I downloaded and upgraded ghostscript). Anyway, if you get CUPS working and you're printing well, then that's all that matters.:D

Excalibur 03-29-2003 01:08 AM

Slackware 9 now includes espgs installed as the default ghostscript. That is why it is not listed in the extras directory tree anymore. DonLuis posted earlier in this thread regarding the package.


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