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[LINUX] Dump All Other OS's

Discussion in 'Bits & Bytes' started by ethics, Dec 24, 2012.

  1. Biker

    Biker Administrator Staff Member

    If I can get an ancient Samsung laser printer to talk to Linux via the network, you can get your newer printer working. It really isn't that difficult. Have you even fired up CUPS to see if it can detect the printer?
     
  2. jimeez

    jimeez Thread Killer

    No sir. No clue how to do that or even what it is.
     
  3. cmhbob

    cmhbob Did...did I do that? Staff Member

    I just spent about 20 minutes running it from the Live DVD. I like it. Seemed to catch all my hardware just fine, and I could do things on Mint that I can't do on VL. I'll probably pull the trigger this weekend, or maybe even tomorrow.

    The only issue I noticed was surfing was almost at dialup speeds, but I attributed that to running from the DVD in addition to my normal cellular speed issues.
     
  4. jimeez

    jimeez Thread Killer

    That will improve upon installation. No faster way to surf the web than Linux web browsers.
     
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  5. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member


    Really what Jimeez said. Btw, I have a new Chromebook and even that thing is slow in comparison to Mint.
     
  6. Biker

    Biker Administrator Staff Member

    You're running the XFCE version, right? I'll install and set up the instructions for it.
     
  7. jimeez

    jimeez Thread Killer

    Yep.
     
  8. Biker

    Biker Administrator Staff Member

    First, you want the debian packages for your printer. You'll want both drivers (cups and lpr). You can get them here:

    http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bsc/public_s/id/linux/en/download_prn.html#HL-2170W

    The instructions for installing both can also be found on that page.

    Once the drivers are installed, click Menu, System, Printers.

    Select Add. You'll see the option for network printers. If your printer is talking to the network properly, you should see it listed there.

    You may need to assign a static IP to your printer and then use that IP address while setting up the printer on the machine.
     
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  9. jimeez

    jimeez Thread Killer

    Beautiful!! Thank you so much. Worked like a charm and was relatively painless.
     
  10. Biker

    Biker Administrator Staff Member

    Seriously. As long as there's a driver available, setting up printers isn't that difficult any more. Many distros have come a LONG way in making things relatively painless. Especially on newer machines.
     
  11. jimeez

    jimeez Thread Killer

  12. Biker

    Biker Administrator Staff Member

    How are you trying to access it? You'll most likely need to fire up SAMBA for full server access. I'll see what I can rustle up.
     
  13. jimeez

    jimeez Thread Killer

    It's my music and photo server. All of our machines and devices access it for storage and use of both file types.
     
  14. Biker

    Biker Administrator Staff Member

  15. jimeez

    jimeez Thread Killer

    Good guide. Thank you. However, I get stuck at "Now go to 'Access' tab and select username from which you want to access sharing." There are no usernames from which to choose.
     
  16. jimeez

    jimeez Thread Killer

    Oh yeah, this doesn't work either: "Now go to Ubuntu, Open File Browser>File Menu > 'Connect to Server'".

    When I open my file manager, the "open" button is grayed out.
     
  17. Biker

    Biker Administrator Staff Member

    I'll look into it later today. Have to do the dog shuffle shortly.
     
  18. Biker

    Biker Administrator Staff Member

    Are you sure SAMBA is up and running?
     
  19. jimeez

    jimeez Thread Killer

    Yep. Well, I think. How can I tell?
     
  20. Biker

    Biker Administrator Staff Member

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