Add printer support & include ghostscript

New features which should be implemented in Porteus; suggestions are welcome. All questions or problems with testing releases (alpha, beta, or rc) should go in their relevant thread here, rather than the Bug Reports section.
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Add printer support & include ghostscript

Post#1 by Tonio » 29 Dec 2010, 19:54

Something that bothered many users with Slax was (No printing support), it would be a GREAT thing, a killer feature to have Printing support by default in Remix. This would be helped by the inclusion of ghostscript within Remix. What do other features would users like to see that was not there in default Slax?

This of course if size does not matter :), and I believe in this age and times, it should not. If you want something small might as well go for Tiny Core :(, Just a thought, please post your thoughts and if you agree, let's convince fanthom & jayflood.

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Re: Add printer support & include ghostscript

Post#2 by Hamza » 29 Dec 2010, 19:59

Great choice , my printer isn't compatible with any remix version :(
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Re: Add printer support & include ghostscript

Post#3 by KSA_ARAB » 29 Dec 2010, 22:24

I am working to make new 'hplip manager' module x86_64 remix for hp printer .

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Re: Add printer support & include ghostscript

Post#4 by X-Factor » 30 Dec 2010, 09:06

In my country most user are Cannon n HP so it would be nice if it work out of the box for general printing document.
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Re: Add printer support & include ghostscript

Post#5 by fanthom » 30 Dec 2010, 21:59

can't promise to add it to 64bit build as i'm very tight in space (and i'm still targeting 300MB). having it as external module could be very useful indeed.
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Re: Add printer support & include ghostscript

Post#6 by Burninbush » 31 Dec 2010, 16:06

This of course if size does not matter :), and I believe in this age and times, it should not. >Tonio

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Yes ... count me among those who feel there is little value in sticking to < 200mb. In my years of burning, I have only bought one box of the small cd's, and still have some left. Once you go past 200 then there's little reason to stop again until you get close to 700mb.

My Slax / remix buildups typically run to ~ 450mb.

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Re: Add printer support & include ghostscript

Post#7 by Tonio » 31 Dec 2010, 20:29

Excellent. We agree here :) Hope that fanthom & jayflood consider this. It would be great and many users would be happier :) I believe that is the case.

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Re: Add printer support & include ghostscript

Post#8 by X-Factor » 31 Dec 2010, 23:55

Hmmm
wonder if i left out devel n ff still able to fit to Micro CD (200ish) to save wear n tear on i586 n i686
on laptop/notebook 1/3 of Micro/mini dvd (less than 350) would save wear n tear.

just thinking out loud for poor bugger who still got cd reader thats all
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Re: Add printer support & include ghostscript

Post#9 by wread » 15 Jan 2011, 23:40

I have printer support with HPLIP (slax modules from kenney) in 32 bits. The three modules make 68 MB together. They work for me ok. My HP Deskjet D1600 installs :D automatically and prints text, graphics, pdf, etc. ok.


The kenney modules are:
http://www.slax.org/modules/3118/dl/700 ... k8.5.8.lzm
http://www.slax.org/modules/3120/dl/703 ... b-pack.lzm
http://www.slax.org/modules/3119/dl/702 ... bus-gs.lzm

converted to sq4. You can download them from my site, http://ingenieria.read.net/repository

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You can lzm2dir the modules from kenney to check what is all about and using them as guide then make the 64-bit version
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Re: Add printer support & include ghostscript

Post#10 by KSA_ARAB » 17 Jan 2011, 05:54

fine , good idea, I will try it

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