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Old 03-26-2009, 03:15 PM   #1
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Setting up an Ink-Level monitoring application that will work!


Does anyone have any knowledge of getting either of these ink level monitoring applications to work on their computer?

I have an Epsom Photo R360 and have tried installing Mtink and QInk 0.3.5.

With Mtink, I get

No access to printer device file. Please make sure mtink has enough right for accessing the device files. On Debian Based System as Ubuntu you must be a member of 1p. Refer also to documentation.

With Qink_0 3.5, I get

Could not open Qink _0.3.5.1_i386.1.deb
Archive not supported.

Thanks!
 
Old 03-26-2009, 04:38 PM   #2
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Have you tried "apt-cache search ink level monitor"?
libinklevel has to support your printer though. It's not on the list, but might still work.
 
Old 03-26-2009, 05:11 PM   #3
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Have you tried "apt-cache search ink level monitor"?
libinklevel has to support your printer though. It's not on the list, but might still work.
Thanks, Makuy.

I get

hplip - HP Linux Printing and Imaging System (HPLIP)

Inkblot GNOME Ink Level monitor
Kwavecontrol - Wireless device monitoring application for KDE
Procmeter3 - graphical system status monitor
Qink - Simple printer ink level monitor based on libinklevel and Qt4.
 
Old 03-27-2009, 11:04 AM   #4
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You could try installing qink by apt.
"aptitude update && aptitude install qink"
 
Old 03-28-2009, 11:04 AM   #5
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You could try installing qink by apt.
"aptitude update && aptitude install qink"
I did this and the system started removing critical files and codecs via the Terminal. I had to reinstall the distro completely in the end even though I tried the recover system option first.

I'm trying to figure out what caused this to happen.

It was highly likely, a mistake on my part being as I'm still at the early learning stage with Linux.

Thanks for your kind help anyway, makuyl.
 
Old 03-28-2009, 12:29 PM   #6
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I did this and the system started removing critical files and codecs via the Terminal. I had to reinstall the distro completely in the end even though I tried the recover system option first.

I'm trying to figure out what caused this to happen.

It was highly likely, a mistake on my part being as I'm still at the early learning stage with Linux.

Thanks for your kind help anyway, makuyl.
Was this the first time you used aptitude?
It is good practice to use apt-get or aptitude exclusively.
The way to stop aptitude removing packages you need is with the command:
aptitude keep-all.
Decide which you want to use and stick with it.

Regards.
The trooper.
 
Old 03-28-2009, 12:50 PM   #7
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Was this the first time you used aptitude?
It is good practice to use apt-get or aptitude exclusively.
The way to stop aptitude removing packages you need is with the command:
aptitude keep-all.
Decide which you want to use and stick with it.

Regards.
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Thanks for that valuable info.

I tend to use apt-get and yes that was the first time I used aptitude exclusively. I thought it didnŽt particularly matter which you used.

My Epson Photo R360 has a screen in which you can access the built-in ink level window. IŽl keep using that in the meantime.

Under Applications/System Tools, there is a file called 'Manage Print Jobs' for cancel, hold, release, resume using right-click on mouse which you can launch to desktop and/or panel, the latter being the more instantly accessible choice.

Last edited by minnymouse; 03-28-2009 at 01:23 PM.
 
Old 03-28-2009, 12:56 PM   #8
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My bad. Should have said apt-get/aptitude so you could have chosen one. Thought every one new to debian would use aptitude by now, obviously not.
 
  


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