Puppy Linux Discussion Forum Forum Index Puppy Linux Discussion Forum
Puppy HOME page : puppylinux.com
"THE" alternative forum : puppylinux.info
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

The time now is Sat 20 Oct 2018, 19:44
All times are UTC - 4
 Forum index » Advanced Topics » Hardware » Printers
How to use HP parallel port printer in Xenialpup?
Post new topic   Reply to topic View previous topic :: View next topic
Page 1 of 1 [7 Posts]  
Author Message
gusfagan

Joined: 21 Mar 2011
Posts: 54

PostPosted: Fri 05 Jan 2018, 19:53    Post subject:  How to use HP parallel port printer in Xenialpup?
Subject description: Laserjet 5L
 

I can't install my parallel port printer (HPLaserjet 5L) in Xenialpup 7.0.8.6. . I added 'modprobe lp' in etc/rc.d/rc.local but it made no difference. When I type 'modprobe lp' in the terminal, the message is 'Module i not found in directory lib/modules/4.4.95'

I have installed various HP printer drivers but I obviously need to download and install something else (modules?).

thanks

gusfagan
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
april

Joined: 14 Sep 2013
Posts: 1241
Location: Green Island baby!

PostPosted: Mon 15 Jan 2018, 05:35    Post subject:  

Do a google search for printer drivers in HP.

They have a program " hplip" which you download trustingly and runand it puports to run all the hp printers . https://nchc.dl.sourceforge.net/project/hplip/hplip/3.17.11/hplip-3.17.11.run
Does wierd stuff with cursor and you have to be patient.

When i tried it complained of dependancies not being there so it would not complete and I still can't get my simple Deskjet2131 to print so I don't know where to go from here

    Code:

    Creating directory hplip-3.17.11
    Verifying archive integrity... All good.
    Uncompressing HPLIP 3.17.11 Self Extracting Archive..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    warning: hplip-install should not be run as root.

    HP Linux Imaging and Printing System (ver. 3.17.11)
    HPLIP Installer ver. 5.1

    Copyright (c) 2001-15 HP Development Company, LP
    This software comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.
    This is free software, and you are welcome to distribute it
    under certain conditions. See COPYING file for more details.

    Installer log saved in: hplip-install_Mon-15-Jan-2018_19:36:50.log

    sh: lsb_release: command not found
    warning: xenialpup64 distro is not found in AUTH_TYPES                         -error: You are running the installer as root. It is highly recommended that you run the installer as
    error: a regular (non-root) user. Do you still wish to continue?
    Continue with installation (y=yes, n=no*, q=quit) ? y

    note: Defaults for each question are maked with a '*'. Press <enterror: Auto installation is not supported for 'unknown' distro so all dependencies may not be installed.
    Please install manually as mentioned in 'http://hplipopensource.com/hplip-web/install/manual/index.html' web-site

    Press 'y' to continue auto installation. Press 'n' to quit auto instalation(y=yes, n=no*): y


    INSTALLATION MODE
    -----------------
    Automatic mode will install the full HPLIP solution with the most common options.
    Custom mode allows you to choose installation options to fit specific requirements.

    Please choose the installation mode (a=automatic*, c=custom, q=quit) : a


    INTRODUCTION
    ------------
    This installer will install HPLIP version 3.17.11 on your computer.
    Please close any running package management systems now (YaST, Adept, Synaptic, Up2date, etc).


    DISTRO/OS CONFIRMATION
    ----------------------


    DISTRO/OS SELECTION
    -------------------

    Choose the name of the distro/OS that most closely matches your system:

    Num.  Distro/OS Name         
    ----  ------------------------
    0     Mepis                   
    1     Debian                 
    2     SUSE Linux             
    3     Mandriva Linux         
    4     Fedora                 
    5     Red Hat                 
    6     Red Hat Enterprise Linux
    7     Ubuntu                 
    8     PCLinuxOS               
    9     Linux Mint             
    10    gOS                     
    11    Linpus Linux           
    12    IGOS                   
    13    Boss                   
    14    Linux From Scratch     

    Enter number 0...14 (q=quit) ?7

    Choose the version of "Ubuntu" that most closely matches your system:

    Num.  Distro/OS Version                       
    ----  ----------------------------------------
    0     Unknown or not listed                   
    1     12.04 ("Precise", Released 28/04/2012) 
    2     13.10 ("Saucy", Released 17/10/2013)   
    3     14.04 ("Trusty", Released 17/04/2014)   
    4     15.04 ("Vivid", Released 17/04/2015)   
    5     15.10 ("Willy", Released 22/10/2015)   
    6     16.04 ("Xenial", Released 17/04/2016)   
    7     16.10 ("Yakkety", Released 13/10/2016) 
    8     17.04 ("Zesty", Released 31/05/2017)   
    9     17.10 ("Artful Aardvark", Released     
          19/10/2017)                             

    Enter number 0...9 (q=quit) ?6

    Distro set to: Ubuntu 16.04

    Initializing. Please wait...


    RUNNING PRE-INSTALL COMMANDS
    ----------------------------
    OK


    MISSING DEPENDENCIES
    --------------------
    Following dependencies are not installed. HPLIP will not work if all REQUIRED dependencies are not installed and some of the HPLIP features will not work if OPTIONAL dependencies are not installed.
    Package-Name         Component            Required/Optional   
    libnetsnmp-devel     network              REQUIRED           
    pil                  scan                 OPTIONAL           
    pyqt4-dbus           gui_qt4              REQUIRED           
    python-dbus          fax                  REQUIRED           
    reportlab            fax                  OPTIONAL           
    pyqt4                gui_qt4              REQUIRED           
    libtool              base                 REQUIRED           
    policykit            gui_qt4              OPTIONAL           
    python-notify        gui_qt4              OPTIONAL           
    avahi-utils          network              OPTIONAL           
    Do you want to install these missing dependencies (y=yes*, n=no, q=quit) ? y


    INSTALL MISSING REQUIRED DEPENDENCIES
    -------------------------------------
    note: Installation of dependencies requires an active internet connection.
    warning: Missing REQUIRED dependency: libtool (libtool - Library building support services)
    warning: This installer cannot install 'libtool' for your distro/OS and/or version.
    error: Installation cannot continue without this dependency. Please manually install this dependency and re-run this installer.
    root#



Dunno how to stop this wide page?

Last edited by april on Wed 17 Jan 2018, 21:48; edited 2 times in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Yahoo Messenger 
gusfagan

Joined: 21 Mar 2011
Posts: 54

PostPosted: Mon 15 Jan 2018, 06:13    Post subject: parallel port printer in Xenialpup  

Thanks. I'll try that.
gusfagan

topic closed
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
p310don

Joined: 19 May 2009
Posts: 1243
Location: Brisbane, Australia

PostPosted: Mon 15 Jan 2018, 06:23    Post subject:  

I don't know about xenial pup but in it's predecessor Tahr pup there was an add on in quick pet for a parallel port driver.


666philb has instructions on how to make the module work.

666philb wrote:
or alternatively if feeling adventurous you could build it yourself Very Happy

install the kernel sources & devx from quickpet
then open a terminal and
Code:
cd /usr/src/linux
make menuconfig
note that you may need to make the terminal window bigger for menuconfig to work.

now use the cursor keys to navigate down to 'Device drivers' and press enter
then down to 'Character Devices' and press enter
then down to 'Support for user-space parallel port device drivers' and press 'm' (this is the ppdev module)
then use the left & right cursor keys and choose save & enter
then exit >>exit>>exit and you should be back in the terminal

then in the same terminal
Code:
make modules_prepare
make M=drivers/char modules
make M=drivers/char modules_install
depmod -a


then check it worked (should be no error)
Code:
modprobe ppdev


from the page here:

http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=99697&start=15
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
april

Joined: 14 Sep 2013
Posts: 1241
Location: Green Island baby!

PostPosted: Tue 16 Jan 2018, 01:46    Post subject:  

p310don wrote:

I don't know about xenial pup but in it's predecessor Tahr pup there was an add on in quick pet for a parallel port driver.


Don't see it in quickpet.

Last edited by april on Tue 16 Jan 2018, 01:54; edited 3 times in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Yahoo Messenger 
april

Joined: 14 Sep 2013
Posts: 1241
Location: Green Island baby!

PostPosted: Tue 16 Jan 2018, 01:49    Post subject:  

remove pls
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Yahoo Messenger 
p310don

Joined: 19 May 2009
Posts: 1243
Location: Brisbane, Australia

PostPosted: Tue 16 Jan 2018, 06:34    Post subject:  

Not in Xenial, but in Tahr
VirtualBox_tahr_16_01_2018_20_30_20.jpg
Description 
jpg

 Download 
Filename  VirtualBox_tahr_16_01_2018_20_30_20.jpg 
Filesize  94.09 KB 
Downloaded  142 Time(s) 
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
Display posts from previous:   Sort by:   
Page 1 of 1 [7 Posts]  
Post new topic   Reply to topic View previous topic :: View next topic
 Forum index » Advanced Topics » Hardware » Printers
Jump to:  

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group
[ Time: 0.2302s ][ Queries: 12 (0.0684s) ][ GZIP on ]