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Old 07-21-2014, 02:41 PM   #16
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Can confirm above steps allowed me to make good use of the printer (better print results than the Gutenprint driver) and can scan with scangearamp; However, haven't managed (but not spent much time at that yet) to have xsane make use of the printer... xsane doesn't find the scanner, nor sane-find-scanner... but I can use scangearamp; should do for now... gonna try OCR next :-) Once again, thanks for the detailed instructions! (and once I have a bit more time, I'll see how I can contribute to Slint, it's not forgotten)
 
Old 07-23-2014, 08:05 AM   #17
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I'm going to give it a look; it's at least interesting and nice to be of some help somewhere... That being said: I expect Dutch people not to be very interested in a translated system, due to an artificial feel we get with such systems. Games that are translated failed for the dutch translation... we prefer english for some silly reason... Frankly, I'll try to help with translations but I think I'll stick with my english Slackware ;-)
I guess there is some similarity with us Finns. I use English systems, because every speaker/writer has his/her own translations for terms. Usually I don't understand what they are trying to say. Only Google translate fails more miserably. Most often the Google translated sentences do not make sense, and sometimes they are not even sentences.
 
Old 07-23-2014, 08:10 AM   #18
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Hmm.. Did you actually tried on Slackware-14.1? I ask this because I see that in the SlackBuild:
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# Fix for CUPS 1.5.4.  Don't reload the obsolete usblp module, as this
# can cause partial printing with certain printers.
zcat $CWD/cups-1.5.4-usb-quirks.diff.gz | patch -p1 --verbose || exit 1
No I haven't. I used to have Debian in my "family desktop" and I tried to get the printer to work for about 1.5 years - no luck.
Only after then I found out about the bug.

I guess I should try that on my Slackware-laptop, the T42 (you know). :-)
 
Old 07-23-2014, 08:40 AM   #19
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I guess there is some similarity with us Finns. I use English systems, because every speaker/writer has his/her own translations for terms. Usually I don't understand what they are trying to say. Only Google translate fails more miserably. Most often the Google translated sentences do not make sense, and sometimes they are not even sentences.
Completely off-topic (but the thread is marked 'solved', right?): in some specific genre of games you have the 'the flaming broadsword of power' (or some name like that); if one'd try to translate that ( it would be: 'het vlammende slagzwaard van kracht' ) after having choked to death the typical dutch gamer would then close the game, never to play it again.

I recall the translations in Gimp... they used (no idea if this is still the case) to be so cringing that one could only make up what the idea and intention was by translating the word back to english, sift through the synonims and guess which one would be most applicable... not a real time-saver. But as promised, I'll take a look and see how I can contribute to Slint.
 
Old 07-23-2014, 10:12 AM   #20
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Just for grins.

Using Google Translate, the flaming broadsword of power (in no particular order), followed by the translation back into English:
  • German: das flammende Breitschwert der Macht (the flaming broadsword of power)
  • French: l'épée flamboyante de la puissance (the flaming sword of power)
  • Dutch: de vlammende slagzwaard van de macht (the flaming sword of power)
  • Danish: flammende RYTTERSVÆRD af magt (flaming broadsword of power)
  • Spanish: la espada llameante del poder (the flaming sword of power)
  • Latin: et induit se de manu flammae, (and put on her of the power of the flame,) Wow.
  • Russian: пылающий палаш власти (flaming sword of power)
  • Ukrainian: палаючий палаш влади (flaming sword of power)
  • Finish: Flaming broadsword vallan (Flaming broadsword vallan)
Most of 'em, not bad; some of 'em not so good; I suspect the Romans never heard of a broadsword (and maybe not some other folks, too).

Translation is a tricky business, methinks.

I've been using Google Translate to "decrypt" book and manuscript titles in Old French, Latin and occasionally some other languages (including Middle English). The books and manuscripts date from the 13th century on and some of them are pretty tricky. Generally Translate does a pretty good job of that but sometimes Latin leaves it (and me) stumped (I've forgotten everything I never knew about Latin). Using it to translate some short manuscripts gets close enough to figure out what's being said but going from 500 year old handwriting to modern English can be a trial (even starting with English) and many Latin writers used abbreviations all over the place that made sense then but not so much now. I can imagine the difficulty of translating technical English to, well, anything else would be an interesting exercise.

Sigh.
 
Old 07-12-2016, 11:21 AM   #21
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Wishing to say "Thank you" to Didier Spaier.
I have been able to install my printer Canon PIXIA MG3540 (MG3500 Series) on Slackware 14.2 64 bit following his tutorial
 
Old 01-08-2017, 03:18 PM   #22
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Just for future reference?

I have a Canon Pixma iP6310D

It's a boat anchor. Zero support for Linux from Canon.
I'm in the same boat. I have an iP6000D and no drivers. Did you ever find a workaround or solution?
 
Old 01-08-2017, 04:09 PM   #23
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I'm in the same boat. I have an iP6000D and no drivers. Did you ever find a workaround or solution?
Yup, I gave it to my local Fraternal Order of Eagles club when on of the printers bit the dust. It worked with Win7 and it works with Win10 and all is well that ends.

I bought the thing to do envelopes (it's a strait-through feed) but never could get it to work with Slackware (of any release, I did keep trying).

My first choice has always been (and always will be) H-P as they fully support Linux with all of their printer models (with HPLIP) and am presently extremely happy with a HP Officejet Pro 8600 (Ethernet, duplex printing, scanning, copying and FAX).

Canon just doesn't seem to give a damn about me and I'm more than happy to return the favor and never buy anything made by Canon (including my wife's Canon camera that is impossible to unload without pulling the memory card (and plugging it in to the H-P printer or into the slot on the front of my laptop where it immediately mounts).
 
Old 01-08-2017, 04:31 PM   #24
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So, my only solutions is to dual boot with Windows or replace the printer? Thanks, I have been searching and so far found nothing. I can't afford to continue searching for issues that hasn't been resolved. Thanks again.
 
Old 01-09-2017, 06:36 AM   #25
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There's been some discussion in another thread (don't remember which one though) about downloading Canon drivers, using rmp2tgz to create Slackware packages and load and go that piqued my interest a week or so ago but, given that I donated the printer about six months ago, the solution was moot.

I did run the thing in VirtualBox with Win7 for a while but it mostly has just sat in a closet for a couple of years because it was a pain in the butt to get it out, set it up and print something.

I've come to a couple of conclusions about printers. If it does not support Linux, I don't want anything to do with it. I costs too much time, effort and screwing around to get a Brother, Canon and other printers that work just fine with Windows and with Mac but don't do squat with Linux. OK, enough for me: HP does support Linux, makes an excellent piece of equipment (in my experience), does not cost an arm and a leg to buy and just sits there waiting for something to do and wakes up and does what it's supposed to.

I long ago gave up screwing around with computer innards and writing drivers for equipment that should just work off the shelf. I want to buy the thing, sit it down, connect the Ethernet (mandatory) cable, plug in the ink cartridges and watch it spew paper with squiggles on it. I've got better things to do with my time than screw with suppliers that won't provide software for my needs -- I don't give a rat's ass about Windows, I do have it because I support clients with it (very few clients that are not converted to Linux) and that's that.

So, I dunno what you'd want to do with your printer. Thing probably cost about $50 plus or minus? Never have gotten any use out it? Why not donate it to a school, church, temple or synagogue. That may be a little harsh (sorry) but, hey, your head usually stops hurting when you quit banging it against the wall, eh?

Might want to look around in the Slackware forum for that printer thread, sorry I can't remember what it was but it was only a week or so.

Hope this helps some.
 
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Old 07-24-2017, 05:35 PM   #26
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I have my door-stopper back on the desk. I got the iP6000D printer working with Gutenprint 5.2.13.

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