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How to Install your Printer/Scanner in Fatdog64
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rcrsn51


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Location: Stratford, Ontario

PostPosted: Fri 24 Jun 2011, 22:59    Post subject:  How to Install your Printer/Scanner in Fatdog64  

Some Linux printer/scanner drivers are available in 64-bit form. These will work in FD64 using the standard CUPS installation procedure.

However, some manufacturers only supply 32-bit drivers. Luckily, many of these packages can also be used in FD64 after the following modification to CUPS:

1. Go here and get the fd64-32bit-libs-6.sfs. This is the 32-bit compatibility package.

2. Run the BootManager Configuration program and add fd64-32bit-libs-6.sfs. Reboot.

3. Stop the CUPS daemon with
Code:
/etc/init.d/cups stop

4. Open the file /etc/init.d/cups in a text editor and change Line 168 to the following. (In geany, turn on line numbering with View > Editor.)
Code:
 start32 ${exec_prefix}/sbin/cupsd

5. Restart CUPS with
Code:
/etc/init.d/cups start
/etc/init.d/cups status

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Note: FD64 runs its web browser with the unprivileged user spot. This means that you cannot directly download and install a PET package from inside your browser. You must save the file, leave the browser, then install the package.

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Hewlett-Packard: The hplip_print_fd64 and hplip_scan_fd64 drivers are attached below. These are 64-bit packages and do NOT require the above modification.

A light-weight scanning alternative to Xsane is Peasyscan. Find it in the Graphic menu. Read here for more information. The 64-bit version of Tesseract OCR is posted at the end of that thread.

Some HP models like the Laserjet 1000 series require additional components. They are best installed using the foo2xxx driver. Various Samsung, Minolta and OKI colour laser printers are also supported by this package. The applicable models are listed here.

The foo2xxx_fd64-2011.03.16.pet is attached below. This is a 64-bit package. It does not contain the ICM colour profile data because monochrome printers don't use it. If you need those files, go here.

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Canon: A variety of Canon printer drivers are available here. These are 32-bit packages and DO require the modification. However, many of the downloads are now inactive. Post a request for a driver at the end of that thread.

Update: Canon is now supplying 64-bit drivers for some of its models. Read farther down this thread.

Many Canon multi-function scanners will require the pixma-backend-fd64-1.0.21.pet in order to work with Xsane or Peasyscan. It is attached below.

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Epson: FD64 has the Gutenprint driver package which supports many Epson printers. However, some newer models need the epson_pipslite_fd64-1.5.0.pet attached below. This is a 64-bit package. See the discussion here.

For scanning, read here and get the equivalent 64-bit packages below.

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Brother: Read the how-to here. Brother printers require the CUPS modification. You can install them using the "debbi" method or with one of the ready-made driver PETs.

The Brother web site DOES have 64-bit scanner drivers. You can install them with "debbi".

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Samsung: If your Samsung printer is not included in Gutenprint, use the 64-bit samsung_printer_fd64-3.00.65.pet below. The PET does not contain the CMS colour management data files. If you need them, post a message below and I will provide a download link.

Some Samsung colour laser printers can also be installed using the foo2xxx driver package. They will require the ICM colour profile data.

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Lexmark: Some Lexmark drivers are available here. These will require the CUPS modification. Your scanner may not work in a 64-bit environment.

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A few legacy printers can be installed using the built-in Ghostscript drivers. Typically, you would go to openprinting.org and download a PPD file into the folder /usr/share/cups/model. You will also need the foomatic_rip_fd64-4.0.6.pet below.
foo2xxx_fd64-2011.03.06.pet
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Filename  foo2xxx_fd64-2011.03.06.pet 
Filesize  1.83 MB 
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pixma-backend-fd64-1.0.21.pet
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Filename  pixma-backend-fd64-1.0.21.pet 
Filesize  97.54 KB 
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epson_pipslite_fd64-1.5.0.pet
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Filename  epson_pipslite_fd64-1.5.0.pet 
Filesize  1.37 MB 
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epkowa_backend_fd64-2.26.2.pet
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Filename  epkowa_backend_fd64-2.26.2.pet 
Filesize  191.28 KB 
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samsung_printer_fd64-3.00.65.pet
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Filename  samsung_printer_fd64-3.00.65.pet 
Filesize  600.97 KB 
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foomatic_rip_fd64-4.0.6.pet
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Filename  foomatic_rip_fd64-4.0.6.pet 
Filesize  48.47 KB 
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Jim1911

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PostPosted: Sun 26 Jun 2011, 14:25    Post subject:  

Hi rcrsn51,

Your Hewlett-Packard, hplip_print_fd64 and hplip_scan_fd64 drivers above work fine with my HP C-5280 All-in-one with both Fatdog 64 and LHP 64. This is the first time that I've been able to get my scanner operating on either of these 64 bit derivatives.

Thank you for your continued support of printing and scanning with different devices.

Great work,
Jim
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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Wed 24 Aug 2011, 21:11    Post subject:  

Here are the 64-bit drivers for some popular Canon printer/scanners. You will need three PETs for each unit - one for the printer and two for the scanner. Canon supplies its own scanning program called Scangearmp, located in the Graphic menu.

MP250: Get the canon_mp250_fd64-3.40.pet, the scangearmp_common_fd64-1.60.pet and the scangearmp_mp250_fd64-1.60.pet. This model may also be compatible with Xsane and Peasyscan.

MP280: Get the canon_mp280_fd64-3.40.pet, the scangearmp_common_fd64-1.60.pet and the scangearmp_mp280_fd64-1.60.pet.

MX410: Get the canon_mx410_fd64-3.50.pet, the scangearmp_common_fd64-1.70.pet and the scangearmp_mx410_fd64-1.70.pet.

This unit is wireless, so it supports both network printing and scanning in Puppy. However, CUPS 1.4 is sometimes slow to detect network printers. You may need to run "Find New Printers" several times. Or you may need to reboot the printer. If you still have trouble, run the following from a command line:
Code:
/usr/lib64/cups/backend/cnijnet

Unlike other manufacturers that locate their networked printers by IP address, Canon uses its own protocol based on the printer's MAC address. So the CUPS URI will look like
Code:
cnijnet:/88-87-17-61-95-10

The Scangearmp scanning program can also work with a networked unit. Run "Update Scanner List" and wait a bit. Scangearmp should eventually locate your scanner.

These are new packages and some are untested. Please provide feedback.
scangearmp_mx410_fd64-1.70.pet
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Filename  scangearmp_mx410_fd64-1.70.pet 
Filesize  259 KB 
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scangearmp_mp280_fd64-1.60.pet
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Filename  scangearmp_mp280_fd64-1.60.pet 
Filesize  245.96 KB 
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scangearmp_mp250_fd64-1.60.pet
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Filename  scangearmp_mp250_fd64-1.60.pet 
Filesize  271.99 KB 
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scangearmp_common_fd64-1.70.pet
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Filename  scangearmp_common_fd64-1.70.pet 
Filesize  311.72 KB 
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scangearmp_common_fd64-1.60.pet
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Filename  scangearmp_common_fd64-1.60.pet 
Filesize  310.47 KB 
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canon_mx410_fd64-3.50.pet
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Filename  canon_mx410_fd64-3.50.pet 
Filesize  1.73 MB 
Downloaded  210 Time(s) 
canon_mp280_fd64-3.40.pet
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Filename  canon_mp280_fd64-3.40.pet 
Filesize  1.7 MB 
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canon_mp250_fd64-3.40.pet
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Filename  canon_mp250_fd64-3.40.pet 
Filesize  1.71 MB 
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PostPosted: Sat 03 Sep 2011, 21:10    Post subject:  

Thank you rcrsn51.

All these pets as of 4 September (including tesseract) is now available from Fatdog PPM repo. I would still recommend that people come to this thread to read the superb instructions.

cheers!

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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Sun 18 Sep 2011, 20:14    Post subject:  

Here are some updated packages.
peasyscan_fd64-1.7.pet
Description  Added 2011-09-26
No changes in functionality - just some cosmetic improvements.
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Filename  peasyscan_fd64-1.7.pet 
Filesize  54.26 KB 
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hplip_scan_fd64-3.11.7.pet
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Filename  hplip_scan_fd64-3.11.7.pet 
Filesize  515.24 KB 
Downloaded  209 Time(s) 
hplip_print_fd64-3.11.7.pet
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Filename  hplip_print_fd64-3.11.7.pet 
Filesize  276.85 KB 
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