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1.0.7Alpha Printing Works
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PostPosted: Sun 11 Dec 2005, 23:36    Post subject:  1.0.7Alpha Printing Works  

Puppy 1.0.7 Alpha prints ok with Abiword on my Epson Stylus Color 460.

I set it up using the wizard taking the default settings and made it the default printer. I then used Abiword to write some text and it printed as expected.
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PostPosted: Wed 14 Dec 2005, 13:56    Post subject: Re: 1.0.7Alpha Printing Works  

Ian wrote:
Puppy 1.0.7 Alpha prints ok with Abiword on my Epson Stylus Color 460.

I set it up using the wizard taking the default settings and made it the default printer. I then used Abiword to write some text and it printed as expected.


Is that CUPS so that I have reasonable hope that the HP drivers are there and are fully integrated with Puppy?

That would be waaaaay cool!

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PostPosted: Wed 14 Dec 2005, 14:37    Post subject:  

samba printing would be nice, I use an old comp (in the closet) as a file and print server. Samba networking in Puppy sees the computer and printer, but can't print to the printer. Can access files though.
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PostPosted: Wed 14 Dec 2005, 14:58    Post subject:  

RMW wrote:
samba printing would be nice, I use an old comp (in the closet) as a file and print server. Samba networking in Puppy sees the computer and printer, but can't print to the printer. Can access files though.


Can you send me some notes as to how you set up your server. Have been thinking about one here.

Tnx! doc

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PostPosted: Thu 15 Dec 2005, 11:12    Post subject:  

It's just a simple WinXP Pro box with shared printing and folders enabled, connected to my broadband router by a wireless card. Plugged it all into a UPS and shoved it in a closet in my home office after building a shelf to hold the monitor. BTW, turn off the monitor when you aren't using it, cause otherwise the closet gets very, very hot inside, which probably isn't real great for the computer.

Just about any old computer will work, since you aren't interested in doing anything on it except storing files and hosting the printer. Mine is an old HP which couldn't be ugraded. Think it is a 666mhz Pentium with 128 meg of RAM. Only thing I added was the wirless G card. The "server" is just another computer on the workgroup. If I had something more powerful to work with I'd change the setup to put the "server" as a central access point for the network by moving the router to the server, connecting the server to the cable modem, and using bridging to allow all my other comps to access the net through the server.

You have to do some fiddling with access rights, mostly because WinXP isn't Windows Server and because Microsoft has this annoying tendency to write "consult your system administrator" in help files instead of telling you what needs to be done. You might also have to play with the printer buffer settings: for a while we'd get printer errors because the buffer would fill up and choke new documents. Wasn't a RAM problem.

The advantage is that every computer in the house, including my wife's Mac from work, can print off the same printer, and file transfers are a bit easier between machines because only one computer needs file sharing enabled. Note that if you set up individual folders (different ones for each user) then the Mac, or Puppy, won't see them. The only folder that gets shared is the one I've set up for universal access (with the clever name For-Everyone). I imagine thre is a way to access the other, private folders from a non Windows machine, just haven't bothered so far. Mostly cause I can't get my wife's Mac away from her long enough to figure it out.
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PostPosted: Thu 15 Dec 2005, 11:37    Post subject:  

RMW wrote:
It's just a simple WinXP Pro box with shared printing and folders enabled, connected to my broadband router by a wireless card.


Thanks! I definitely do not want to get involved with MS. I am hoping to implement something based on Puppy, perhaps someone will whip up a ServePup distro?

Meanwhile, is the printing app in 1.0.7 CUPS?

Thanks! doc

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PostPosted: Thu 15 Dec 2005, 12:11    Post subject:  

dunno what is going on with 1.0.7, I'm waiting on the RC. Do know that the current 1.0.6 printer wizard won't do network/SAMBA printing, which is one of the last bits I need before I format WinXP off my laptop Smile
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PostPosted: Sat 17 Dec 2005, 21:46    Post subject:  

In reply to the first query, I just set it up in xpdq which is the default wizard.

Sorry, this is 'Ian-not-logged-in'.
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PostPosted: Sat 17 Dec 2005, 22:08    Post subject:  

Anonymous wrote:
In reply to the first query, I just set it up in xpdq which is the default wizard. Sorry, this is 'Ian-not-logged-in'.


OK, thanks. That would be a printer that has had Puppy support for a while?

I am hoping to see something that says that CUPS is integrated and one may PupGet or DotPup download and run the HP provided Linux-compatible hpijs drivers and other printer pieces that will activate HP printers under Puppy -- such would open a huge amount of printer hardware to the compatibility list for Puppy.

Thanks! doc

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