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Old 05-18-2003, 11:46 PM   #1
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Question USB Printer & Scanner, need help


I have a USB Printer & Scanner, the software installed just fine yet nothing works, I have no clue why.

I'm running Slackware 8.1

I'm thinking maybe I need to enable USB, anyone know how this is done?

If anybody has any other suggestions, please let me know...
 
Old 05-19-2003, 09:18 AM   #2
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Look in your /etc/rc.d/rc.modules file. There should be a couple lines about usb printers that you can uncomment to get it running. This is all I know so far. I will help more if I figure more out.
 
Old 05-19-2003, 11:12 AM   #3
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What exactly do you mean uncomment, and how can I do that ?
 
Old 05-19-2003, 12:07 PM   #4
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Sorry, figured by your number of posts you might have understood that.

Type this at the prompt to figure out which modules you can load:

/sbin/modprobe usb-uhci
if this doesn't work then try
/sbin/modprobe usb-ohci
or try
/sbin/modprobe uhci
Note which one worked.

Then type /sbin/modprobe printer
If this bring back an error, you are beyond what I can help you with.
If it doesn't error then note which one worked.

Now uncomment the corresponding lines in rc.modules for the ones that worked. To uncomment a line just remove the # from the beginning. A # tells linux not to run a line.

Use pico or nano to open the file. pico /etc/rc.d/rc.modules

Hope this helps.
 
Old 05-20-2003, 11:52 AM   #5
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I'll give it a shot, thanks...
 
Old 05-20-2003, 09:37 PM   #6
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Have a look at the linux USB-Guide for instructions on usb setup, the linux-printing device database for your printer and the usb-scanner supported devices list and sane for your scanner.
 
  


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