Printers: the case of brother hl2170w

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Re: Printers: the case of brother hl2170w

Post#16 by Hamza » 17 Jul 2011, 14:50

unpack at end before to activate it and looks in /lib/modules
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Re: Printers: the case of brother hl2170w

Post#17 by francois » 19 Jul 2011, 03:35

There is no /lib/modules in the unpacked version of brhl2170wlpr-2.0.2-1.i386.rpm or .tgz .xzm. As mentioned in a previous post, Guest proposed rpm2tgz than tgz2lzm, and from memory this worked. I will check the procedure on slax 612 to be sure.

As you recommended I rpm2tgz, than unpack tgz and dir2xzm with the same negative result. I wonder if rpm2xzm on one hand, or rpm2tgz and tgz2xzm on the other hand are not simply all the same. Unless there is something that escape my understanding.

I will be back after more manipulations.

Posted after 9 hours 57 minutes 25 seconds:
I finally achieved to get the xzm modules for these two printer drivers:

1) worked under slax 612.
2) downloaded rpm2lzm.xzm
3) exported brhl2170wlpr-2.0.2-1.i386.lzm and cupswrapperHL2170W-2.0.2-1.i386.lzm to porteus
4) converted with lzm2xzm command the two modules

They were activated adequately. As simple as that.

Why porteus is not able to do that? This is a good question.
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Re: Printers: the case of brother hl2170w

Post#18 by beny » 19 Jul 2011, 10:28

hi francois you can manage rpm file with rpm2txz and then txz2xzm in 32 bit work if you want you can install directly txz file if you use the printer or software in resident way, i with 64 bit and brother dcp-197c no luck print do not run in 32 with slackware official work,or use vbox.

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Re: Printers: the case of brother hl2170w

Post#19 by francois » 24 Jul 2011, 07:19

Thanks for the tip Beny. I will try your trick.

Presently, I am getting thru the process of getting the Brother solution for printers on Slax 612, just to see how come it worked 2 years ago. Even when you leave good traces of the procedure you can have a hard time to find your way. Hope to get enough time next weekend.

Posted after 2 days 5 hours 47 minutes 32 seconds:
beny wrote:hi francois you can manage rpm file with rpm2txz and then txz2xzm in 32 bit work if you want you can install directly txz file if you use the printer or software in resident way, i with 64 bit and brother dcp-197c no luck print do not run in 32 with slackware official work,or use vbox.
rpm2txz and txz2xzm did worked.

Thanks.

Posted after 1 day 5 hours 41 minute 41 second:
Meanwhile, I have built from scratch gutenprint to add it to cups and hplip. I was happy to see that it helped cu[s recognised my brother hl2170w. However, this seems not to be enough. When trying the print page I always get the error message:

''The page your are trying to view is the result of posted form data. If you resend the data, any action the form carried out (such as search or online purchase) will be repeated.''
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Re: Printers: the case of brother hl2170w

Post#20 by beny » 27 Jul 2011, 21:58

hi francois, i have a new for the brother print, well i have make the two driver lpt and cupswrapper for my model, installed i have run a script into a folder for to make a module filter,i have installed all the printer software located in slackware repo and i have change cups version i have downgrade at 1.4.3 version,well not printing yet at final i have installed the compat-32-libraries-1.1.02_13.37 located in slacky 64 bit libraries,and restarted cups i have print in 64 bit with the dcp-197c,i have to fight for the scanner but for now it is ok.and of course all the software installed isn't so light in weight,but virtualbox and windows loads more.

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Re: Printers: the case of brother hl2170w

Post#21 by francois » 31 Jul 2011, 05:24

Hi Beny. Thanks for the tip. I will try it. :)

Posted after 2 days 10 hours 7 minutes 52 seconds:
@beny:
The detailed instructions for downgrading to cups at 1.4.3 version would be appreciated. Meanwhile, I will try to do it with slapt-get.

Posted after 3 hours 8 minutes 19 seconds:
Everything was done under always fresh conditions.

1) downloaded thru slackyd cups 1.4.3-i486-3.
2) slapt-get, search cups, downgraded to cups 1.4.3-i486-3.
3) Starting cups in browser:
http://localhost:631/admin/

Working with a brother DCP-7020. I have to use the only driver available a DCP-1500. Looks good for now, the printer was installed with no error message. However, no printout. I will have to wait tonite at home with the brother hl-2170w.

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