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Old 11-21-2003, 08:24 AM   #1
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Printer configuration


Hi !

I'm new to Linux. The first thing I'm trying to do is installing my printer.

I open the window "Printer configuration"

Then "Add a new print queue"

I select my printer in the list of printers.

Now a window pops up telling me: "This driver requires the oki4drv daemon to be running, and it does not appear to be running. Do you wish to use it anyway?"

Where can I get this "oki4drv daemon", and how do I install it?

My printer is: Okipage 8w Lite

I'm running Red Hat 9
 
Old 11-22-2003, 11:55 AM   #2
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It may already be installed. If Redhat included that driver, the daemon may already be available. Open System Settings-->Services and see if the oki4drv service is available to be started. If not installed, then I found a version here...

http://rpmfind.net/linux/RPM/conecti...72cl.i386.html

I found an article here where the daemon approach was not all the successful and they created a workaround.

http://wuppzone.level-it.de/Comp/Linux001.htm

Also, I would confdigure the printer through a broswer at
localhost:631
which is the CUPS interface.

R.O.
 
Old 11-23-2003, 05:47 PM   #3
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Thanks RolledOat !

This printer installation is not easy. By a coincidence my printer was turned on while booting into Red Hat. And then Red Hat found my printer automatically. Now it turns up in the "add a new printer que" window. It looks like this:

http://home.swipnet.se/thor/pngs/Red...ration - 1.png

I go on whith the installation guide and ends up whith this message:

http://home.swipnet.se/thor/pngs/Red...ration - 3.png

When I look at the "edit a printer queue" window I get this information:

http://home.swipnet.se/thor/pngs/Red...ration - 5.png

As you see it tells me that the "oki4w" drive is availiable.

What does this means? Is the driver installed?

What am I to do?

I'm thankful if You or someone else in the forum could help me.
 
Old 11-23-2003, 11:52 PM   #4
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All you need to do is get the oki4 server running and it should work. See if System Settings-->Services shows the oki4drv service as startable.

R.O.

Gotta admit, I am flying blind here. Never seen a printer driver need it's own server before.
 
Old 11-24-2003, 02:52 AM   #5
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I can't find the oki4drv service as startable in the "Server Configuration"

It looks like this:
http://home.swipnet.se/thor/pngs/Red...ration - 6.png
 
Old 11-24-2003, 09:09 AM   #6
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You may need to get on or post to the linuxprinting.org mailing list. You need someone who had gotten one of those printers working. The driver is installed. I guess you can try using your browser to connect to
localhost:631
and try to add the printer, see if it works. Maybe it starts the server automatically when the file is sent to it?

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Old 11-24-2003, 03:23 PM   #7
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Thanks RolledOat !

Quote:
I guess you can try using your browser to connect to
localhost:631
and try to add the printer, see if it works.
I'm sorry, but I don't understand how to do this. I'm new to Linux.

Which browser, and what is localhost:631?

Maybe I have to learn more about Linux before trying to install my printer.
 
Old 11-24-2003, 04:09 PM   #8
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Any browser, Mozilla, Konqueror. Just an FYI, the cups server is on your computer (usually named localhost) on port 631. It has a web interface, so you can access CUPs functions simply by putting
http://localhost:631
in your web browser.

When you launch
Extras-->System Tools-->CUPS Configuration program

It will simply open Mozilla at the above address.

R.O.
 
Old 11-25-2003, 04:15 AM   #9
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I followed your advice, but I got stuck by a password problem:

http://home.swipnet.se/thor/pngs/Red...ration - 7.png


I haven't installed any other usernames or passwords than those I use when booting up Red Hat or when I access the root. None works here !
 
Old 11-25-2003, 09:21 AM   #10
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It is just asking for root's password and username. It is misleading that it asks for the 'CUPS' password. Root's will work. I wonder why it is telling you to use redhat-config-printer to edit it? Anyway, you can try a test page. Also, I don't know whether CUPS is all that was included in Redhat 9.0 (8.0 had both cups and lpring). I would follow the instructions at

to make sure lpring is stopped.
http://wave.prohosting.com/hlrguy/Re...rintercfg.html

Also, you can add the same printer with a different name in cups, so you may want to enter root's password, then add the printer using that GUI and then see if a test page will print.

R.O.
 
Old 11-26-2003, 03:53 AM   #11
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It is just asking for root's password and username
Root's password I have used several times, but root's username is not familiar to me. I remember during installation of Red Hat that I choosed a password for root. Maybe then I also choosed an username, I don't remember. If I choosed an username I'm almost sure I choosed the same username I'm using when booting up the system.

Where in RedHat do I change username for the root?

Is it possible to find the username for root if it's lost?


Quote:
Anyway, you can try a test page
Yes, I've tried that several times. Information is beeing sent to the printer but nothing happens. I have a fully functioning system on the same computer running Windows XP, so it's no hardware problem.

You have adviced me going to linuxprinting.org mailing list. Maybe I will do that.





Anyway, I'm thankfull for your patience when trying to help me. This seems to be a good and usefull forum, and if everyone is as helpful as you are I will be back whith more questions. Sure I have a lot of things to learn about Linux. I haven't got either my modem or my soundcard to work. And I haven't yet figured out how to get access to my FAT Dos partitions from Red Hat.

But all this is a subject for another thread and I want to take things step by step. This is no hard work but a hobbie. It has to take its time and has to be pleasant during the way. So if I can't solve this printer installation problem right now I will come back to it sooner when I have gathered more knowledge of Linux and Red Hat.
 
Old 11-26-2003, 09:18 AM   #12
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root's userid = root. Unconditionally, user with userid = root exits. You don't have to create it.

So, enter
root
as the userid
then roots password.

I would still be curious whether adding a fresh printer in CUPS will work or not. You are welcome for the help, that is what we are here for, and every one of us started from scratch at one time or another, so we all know what it is like.

R.O.
 
Old 11-29-2003, 02:38 PM   #13
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I would still be curious whether adding a fresh printer in CUPS will work or not.
I tried doing this.

I started in Mozilla at "localhost:631/printers":

http://home.swipnet.se/thor/pngs/Red...ration - 8.png





Then I choosed name and location:

http://home.swipnet.se/thor/pngs/Red...ation - 10.png





After that Device:

http://home.swipnet.se/thor/pngs/Red...ation - 11.png





And now Model/Driver in two steps:

http://home.swipnet.se/thor/pngs/Red...ation - 13.png

http://home.swipnet.se/thor/pngs/Red...ation - 14.png





Now the installation was completed:

http://home.swipnet.se/thor/pngs/Red...ation - 15.png

http://home.swipnet.se/thor/pngs/Red...ation - 16.png





I tried to print a test page but failed. No response from the printer.



If You or someone else in the Forum have some more suggestions it would be welcome. Otherwise, I'm satisfied for now, and will try install my printer later on.

Thank You for helping me!

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