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gusfagan

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PostPosted: Sat 30 Jun 2018, 18:20    Post subject:  parallel printer in xenial 7.5
Subject description: unable to install parallel port printer
 

In Xenial 7.5, Cups does't have a parallel port option. How can I install my parallel port printer?
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rockedge


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PostPosted: Sat 30 Jun 2018, 18:37    Post subject:  

looks promising:
https://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/blog/ted_chou12-538462/parallel-port-with-cups-lpt-35083/
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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Sat 30 Jun 2018, 20:46    Post subject:  

Or, instead of random googling, read How to Install your Printer/Scanner in Puppy.
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PostPosted: Sat 30 Jun 2018, 21:29    Post subject:  

rcrsn51 wrote:
Or, instead of random googling, read How to Install your Printer/Scanner in Puppy.

really? why not skip the wise ass shit and just point out the best place to read about how to do it
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bigpup


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PostPosted: Sat 30 Jun 2018, 23:18    Post subject:  

He did.

How to Install Your Printer/Scanner in Puppy
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=59015

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gusfagan

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PostPosted: Sun 01 Jul 2018, 10:48    Post subject: parallel printer in xenial 7.5  

Thanks rockedge and bigpup. Xenial 7.5 doesn't have the parport kernel modules so moves like 'modprobe lp' don't work. Mine is also a frugal install so I can't change kernels. Thanks just the same.

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watchdog

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PostPosted: Sun 01 Jul 2018, 11:14    Post subject:  

The same problem there was in tahr 6.0:

http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=99697

Can you try switching the kernel of xenialpup to that of tahr 6.0.6?
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gusfagan

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PostPosted: Sun 01 Jul 2018, 13:58    Post subject: parallel port in Xenial 7.5  

I copied the Parport folder from the kernel modules of Slack 5.7 (kernel 3.4.82) into the Xenial kernel (4.4.95) in lib/modules/4.4.95/kernel/drivers and rebooted but it didn't work. I think I'll go back to Slacko 5.7. . Thanks for the advice.

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PostPosted: Sun 01 Jul 2018, 14:05    Post subject:  

Quote:
Mine is also a frugal install so I can't change kernels

Yes you can change the kernel.
In fact changing it in a frugal install is easy.
On desktiop is Quickpet
Quickpet>Info>Change kernel

Change kernel program will let you easily change the kernel.
The kernel button will take you to a Puppy kernel repository to find a kernel package to use.

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PostPosted: Sun 01 Jul 2018, 14:20    Post subject: parallel printer in xenial 7.5  

Thanks. I'll try that later. I have to go now. You've been very helpful.

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watchdog

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PostPosted: Sun 01 Jul 2018, 14:55    Post subject:  

Rename vmlinuz as vmlinuz.old and zdrv_xenialpup_7.5.sfs as zdrv_xenialpup_7.5.sfs.old in your frugal install of xenialpup. Mount (click on it) the iso file of tahr 6.0.6 and copy vmlinuz and zdrv_tahr_6.0.6.sfs in the folder of the frugal install of xenialpup. Rename zdrv_tahr_6.0.6.sfs as zdrv_xenialpup_7.5.sfs and boot now xenialpup. Install from:

http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=944540#944540

ppdev_tahr-6.0.6_k3.14.79.pet. (ppdev must be compiled in the same kernel you are using). Then read the thread of my previous post and try to install the parallel printer.
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PostPosted: Tue 03 Jul 2018, 11:47    Post subject: parallel printer in Xenial 7.5  

Thanks for that advice. Before attempting your solution I wondered if the 64bit version of Xenial 7.5 had the right modules (parport.ko etc) so I installed it and it did.Cups still didn't show a parallel option so I added the appropriate ppd file (for HP Laserjet 5L) to /etc/cups/ppd/ (HP-Laserjet_5L-ljet4.ppd). It didn't solve the problem but I think I'm close now and a little tweaking should do the trick. Thanks again.

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PostPosted: Tue 03 Jul 2018, 14:11    Post subject:  

I'm curious if the settings explained at:

http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=849859#849859

would work for you in xenialpup64.
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PostPosted: Tue 03 Jul 2018, 14:44    Post subject:  

I just checked Xenial64 and it is also missing the "lp" kernel module.
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gusfagan

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PostPosted: Tue 03 Jul 2018, 15:57    Post subject: parallel printer in Xenial 7.5  

Thanks Watchdog. That didn't work - job failed (printer not connected). As rcrsn51 pointed out (which I had missed), lp is not in the kernel for Xenial 7.5. The printer worked in my previous Puppy Linus (Slacko 5.7) so I'll return to that. You have been very helpful and I appreciate that.

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