Print and scan module for Porteus 2.1

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Re: Print and scan module for Porteus 2.1

Post#46 by francois » 27 Jul 2014, 10:31

This ppd has to be added to /usr/share/cups/model/ in printing.xzm.
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Re: Print and scan module for Porteus 2.1

Post#47 by fanthom » 03 Aug 2014, 13:33

@francois
we have already a Brother-DCP-7020-hl1250.ppd.
what should be the name for yours?
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Re: Print and scan module for Porteus 2.1

Post#48 by Rava » 08 Aug 2014, 14:41

francois wrote:This ppd has to be added to /usr/share/cups/model/ in printing.xzm.
I presume this is the case with every needed ppd, regardless of the manufacturer, and regardless if it's a scanner or printer?
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Re: Print and scan module for Porteus 2.1

Post#49 by tmoulder99 » 08 Aug 2014, 23:08

Requesting support for the Canon Pixma MX920 printer. The printer tool detects it fine, but there does not appear to be a driver.

Second, and possibly much harder, Cups support for google cloud print. Chrome is syncing up with the printer fine, but any attempt to print fails by opening cups, which does not show a "cloud printer".

A fellow named Simon Cadman has made a script that inserts this into cups, it might give you a place to start, personally I lack the skills to do either of these things. I can tell you though, having played with several lightweight distros the last couple of weeks, you would be the only one with native support if you added this.

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Re: Print and scan module for Porteus 2.1

Post#50 by francois » 09 Aug 2014, 18:10

fanthom wrote:@francois
we have already a Brother-DCP-7020-hl1250.ppd.
what should be the name for yours?
Sorry, for the response delay. I was in the Escoumins (Gulf of St-Lawrence) on a kayak with the whales for about a week.

I know there was Brother-DCP-7020-hl1250.ppd . But it would not work for me. I have achieved to run the DCP-7020 under another distribution.

But trying to get it going now, it does not detect the printer anymore. The cable is quite long. I imagine that this might be more qualified as a hardware issue than a software one.

Lets say that I will hold my demand until I can test with a brand new usb cable.

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Re: Print and scan module for Porteus 2.1

Post#51 by Ed_P » 09 Aug 2014, 20:56

francois wrote:Sorry, for the response delay. I was in the Escoumins (Gulf of St-Lawrence) on a kayak with the whales for about a week.
Nice!! I'm going to be on the St. Lawrence in about a couple of weeks.
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Re: Print and scan module for Porteus 2.1

Post#52 by francois » 14 Aug 2014, 11:42

You will not regret it!
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Re: Print and scan module for Porteus 2.1

Post#53 by francois » 11 Feb 2015, 03:30

@ed:
Nice!! I'm going to be on the St. Lawrence in about a couple of weeks.
Finallty, how did it went?
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Re: Print and scan module for Porteus 2.1

Post#54 by francois » 11 Feb 2015, 03:33

This is a request to add the samsung ppds to our printing.xzm module. We will have this way a wider printer coverage. The actual coverage for samsung seems to me insufficient.

Samsung Universal linux driver download:
http://org.downloadcenter.samsung.com/d ... .06.tar.gz

Location of the ppds:
. uncompress the package
. within the /uld/noarch/share/ppd the ppds for samsung printers will be the Samsung_xxx.ppd.

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Re: Print and scan module for Porteus 2.1

Post#55 by francois » 17 Apr 2015, 23:22

fanthom wrote:@francois
we have already a Brother-DCP-7020-hl1250.ppd.
what should be the name for yours?
This is really interesting. That Brother-DCP-7020 will work on and off. Maybe the reason is that the usb cable is so long (6 meters or 18 feet). Thus the Brother-DCP-7020-hl1250.ppd that you offer is exactly the same as the one I proposed to add. Surprisingly the same printer with the same cable (6 meters or 18 feet) works flawlessly.

Unless, someone else comes with a better explanation. I imagine that I can conclude that this is a hardware problem.

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