Printer support [Solved]

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Printer support [Solved]

Post#1 by Ed_P » 24 Apr 2014, 23:26

Apparently when I made my ISO I didn't select the printer support option and now I have found a need for it. I thought I could add it using USM and maybe I can but USM shows at least a half dozen printer modules and I'm not sure which one to select. My printer is an HP ink jet. Suggestions?
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Re: Printer support

Post#2 by Slaxmax » 25 Apr 2014, 01:07

USM does not download module xzm, only slackware packages and convert for xzm module.

Take this module for porteus-3.0-x86_64
http://ponce.cc/porteus/x86_64/current/ ... inting.xzm
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Re: Printer support

Post#3 by Ed_P » 25 Apr 2014, 02:51

Thank you Slaxmax.

That's an interesting link, especially if one goes up the line a bit to http://ponce.cc/porteus/x86_64/current/modules/. If I wanted to test a different desktop like xfce can't I just download 003-xfce.xzm rather than the whole XFCE ISO? Of course the question of how do I switch desktops once I've booted into one comes up.
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Re: Printer support

Post#4 by freestyler » 25 Apr 2014, 03:12

Put it in the /base folder and use the noload cheatcode, you can use it for multiple DE's and add them to porteus cfg if you like.

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noload=kde;lxde;mate;xfce
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Re: Printer support

Post#5 by donald » 25 Apr 2014, 03:19

@Ed
Take a look here:
viewtopic.php?f=39&t=2446

and make you familar with the
noload=module
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Re: Printer support

Post#6 by Ed_P » 25 Apr 2014, 04:22

donald wrote:and make you familar with the
noload=module
load=module
cheatcodes
Oh wow!! Of course. :good: Thank you donald :beer:
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Re: Printer support

Post#7 by francois » 25 Apr 2014, 11:35

1) @Ed:

Will you use cups or system-config-printer? What printer do you intend to install? Do you still have the same as before, this Canon MP145? See:
viewtopic.php?f=81&t=1873&start=45

Some provisions have been made for some additional canon printer drivers in the porteus 3.0 edition.
viewtopic.php?f=81&t=3208
viewtopic.php?f=74&t=1989&start=15

Your ppd could be in /usr/share/cups/model/
viewtopic.php?f=53&t=2235&start=15

2) I never thought of using the noload cheatcode for DE. Thanks for the tip freestyler.

I use the extramod coupled with changes cheatcode for each desktop as there might be some differences in terms of packages accompanying each desktop enviroment. Here is some of my grub legacy menu.lst entries for the kde and xfce desktops (they could be easily converted to syslinux instructions):

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title porteus v30 on sda7 /32bit_v30 XFCE (SAVE FOLDER XFCE)
kernel (hd0,6)/32bit_v30/boot/syslinux/vmlinuz from=/dev/sda7/32bit_v30 extramod=/mnt/sda7/32bit_v30/xfce changes=EXIT:/32bit_v30/xfce login=root
initrd=(hd0,6)/32bit_v30/boot/syslinux/initrd.xz
boot

title porteus v30 on sda7 /32bit_v30 KDE (SAVE FOLDER KDE)
kernel (hd0,6)/32bit_v30/boot/syslinux/vmlinuz from=/dev/sda7/32bit_v30 extramod=/mnt/sda7/32bit_v30/kde changes=EXIT:/32bit_v30/kde login=root
initrd=(hd0,6)/32bit_v30/boot/syslinux/initrd.xz
boot
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Re: Printer support

Post#8 by freestyler » 25 Apr 2014, 12:27

@francois: I put the DE name at the start of any DE specific module like xfce-settings.xzm, xfce-applications.xzm
If I use noload=xfce cheat code it will not load anything with xfce in the name.
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Re: Printer support

Post#9 by francois » 25 Apr 2014, 13:38

Very interesting. 8)
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Re: Printer support

Post#10 by Ed_P » 25 Apr 2014, 17:31

Slaxmax wrote:Take this module for porteus-3.0-x86_64
http://ponce.cc/porteus/x86_64/current/ ... inting.xzm
Wow!! :Yahoo!: Preferences > Print settings, it found my wifi printer and loaded the HP drivers and VOILA!! It works!!
francois wrote:1) @Ed:

Will you use cups or system-config-printer? What printer do you intend to install? Do you still have the same as before, this Canon MP145? See:
viewtopic.php?f=81&t=1873&start=45
I have an HP OfficeJet Pro 8600 and I used the link Slaxmax posted. I rebooted to activate it but now realize I probably didn't have to do that.

Very impressed with this printing-xzm module. Image
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Re: Printer support [Solved]

Post#11 by francois » 25 Apr 2014, 19:28

Ahau did some great work. With hp most printers should work out of the box. 8)

Some less common printers could be more tedious. :(
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