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Can't get Puppy 528 to use my wireless printer
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philesk

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PostPosted: Thu 10 Apr 2014, 17:28    Post subject:  Can't get Puppy 528 to use my wireless printer  

I cannot get my wireless printer to print under Puppy 5.2.8. I've tried a number of options in Cups 1.4.3 but even when the printer starts, all it prints is a bunch of graphic characters.

The printer install in Mint 13 worked fairly easily and perfectly. All I had to do was enter the IP address. I had high hopes for Puppy on my antique Thinkpad X41 and the basic install went ok. But the printer problem may end up sending back to Windoz.

I think the major barrier for the Windows user is that Linux is just too much trouble to get going. As a potential newbie to Linux, I now understand why so few people are using Linux. When it's so difficult just to get the basics working, only those with a lot of spare time will persist.

For now, I think I'll just return Puppy to the kennel....
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RSH


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PostPosted: Thu 10 Apr 2014, 18:04    Post subject:  

Hi.

I'm quite sure, you'll get your printer running and printing in Puppy.

Just don't give up too fast...

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slavvo67

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PostPosted: Thu 10 Apr 2014, 19:24    Post subject:  

Part of the Puppy experience is overcoming these little obstacles. They're not always little, though. Good luck in the printer forum.

RSH:

Your suggestion is great but I think the fact that there's a huge forum just on printers and drivers proves the point that it isn't easy to install printers in Puppy.

It's a sad day when I can setup and print through Google Chrome (going out to the web and coming back in) before I can print locally on Puppy. Not a Puppy issue, really. Thanks Lexmark ... for nothing!
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RSH


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PostPosted: Thu 10 Apr 2014, 20:02    Post subject:  

Yes, I know, it's not that easy as it is in Windows.

But at least we got network printing running and working in LazY Puppy which is used at a public school in Germany (as a replacement for the previous used Windows) and LazY Puppy is Lucid 528 based.

All by the help from the experts in the Printers forum...

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PostPosted: Thu 10 Apr 2014, 21:52    Post subject:  

Phil, if your printer worked in Mint, why did you switch to Puppy? For that matter, why did you leave Windows if you don't like tinkering with the innards of your computer?
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