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How to use a printer when running Slacko from CD?
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tallboy


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PostPosted: Sun 13 May 2018, 11:21    Post subject:  

Aha, OK, I see the difference. Thank you, rcrsn51. Very Happy
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blafarm

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PostPosted: Sun 13 May 2018, 14:08    Post subject:  

rcrsn51 wrote:
Just out of curiosity, how does a Ubuntu Live CD solve the printer problem?

You would still need to run the printer setup at each boot, assuming that Ubuntu has the correct driver.
Yes, I need to manually 'Add Printer' upon each reboot (the printer is automatically detected via its USB connection) -- but the driver is built into Ubuntu 18.04 LTS so no internet connection is required.

Of course, running Ubuntu necessitates using a much more robust laptop than I originally planned, but this turns out to be an easy decision as Slacko is incredibly sluggish on the Dell Latitude C640 Pentium 4 2.2GHz 1GB RAM laptops I had originally earmarked for this task. Not sure of the reason for this. I tried various optimizing measures, but I'm fighting an uphill battle.

Makes more sense to just throw more hardware at this problem and dedicate the old laptop to a less demanding application.
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PostPosted: Sun 13 May 2018, 14:21    Post subject:  

blafarm wrote:
but the driver is built into Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

What printer model do you have? This won't be true for all printers.
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PostPosted: Sun 13 May 2018, 16:42    Post subject:  

rcrsn51 wrote:
blafarm wrote:
but the driver is built into Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

What printer model do you have? This won't be true for all printers.
I've already tested it against my printer and it works fine. And I am able to load the driver without an internet connection.
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PostPosted: Sun 13 May 2018, 21:37    Post subject:  

You know, we ask a specific question, to get a specific answer, for a good reason.

What printer model do you have?

If nothing else, the answer may help to improve Puppy printer support.

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PostPosted: Mon 14 May 2018, 11:18    Post subject:  

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