post 1 this post is simple instructions for non-HP printers
post 2 simple scan
post 3 errors and comments
post 4 config and logs....mainly for trouble shooting
post 5 for HP printers that do not have a driver from gutenprint
HP wireless printer setup is a separate tutorial here https://forum.porteus.org/viewtopic.php?f=138&t=5488
There are alternative ways to setup a USB printer and I assume you have booted up with a changes cheatcode
on Nemesis v 3.5. In all my tutorials I only offer limited support for the version I tested it on. And I try
to revisit and re-test each new version. Thanks for testing Nemesis.
The printer chosen is Epson TX110 which has 4 separate colour ink refills. If I open the printer to look at my
refills the order is cyan yellow magenta black and that is abbreviated as CYMK. So its not a RGB ink system.
This is not a tutorial to setup a wireless printer OK. However CUPS still needed avahi* software which relates to wireless. YMMV
See post 3 for my attempt not to have avahi if interested
Note HP printers do have a number of drivers provided by the gutenprint package but mine hasn't.
So if you are a HP user, try post 1 first then look at post 5 please. IMHO older HP printers can use Gutenprint but if you want to go Wireless don't install Gutenprint but use Hplip.
Either use package manager (gui) or commands, alternative to pman is pacman and gui is a front end to pacman
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pman -S cups cups-openrc gutenprint avahi-openrc rc-update add cupsd default rc-update add avahi-dnsconfd default rc-status
cups daemon and its dependency manually.
Start the daemons (local server or service)
On first install, cups and its dependency will be stopped at the moment so lets start up cups
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rc-service cupsd start avahi-daemon | * Starting avahi-daemon ... [ ok ] cupsd | * Starting cupsd ... [ ok ]
Normally done by the user who logged in, hopefully guest
and press enter....wait about 10 seconds and the Cups pages should appear.
Now click on admin.....and turn on printer and connect USB cable
Do NOT click on find printers please. Instead click on add printers as we need to setup
the root password so Cups can remember it next time.
When you see the login popup box you put user as root and password is the root password. Click OK please.
If the password popup box re-appears then you are human and input the wrong password. Its the root password not the guest password.
Now we can go back to admin page and click find printers and here is my result
you can change the default names location etc to something meaningful or obtuse as you see fit.
Choose either a generic driver or you may find gutenprint has an exact match? as per mine
Don't forget to complete the process by clicking on the bottom button
if you forgot to setup your locale the next screen is likely to show the US page format called letter.
Australia and most other countries use A4.
setting up locale is a different subject we ignore that and choose A4-or whatever you need if its not showing as your default-----if you need to change it.
Now click on printers to see a summary of your changes.
I suggest you try to print a small line of text first and if it works then do a test page
printer -> mainenance -> print test page
I used the scan to get image