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[SOLVED] how to print to Minolta Page Pro 1400 printer
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amateur

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PostPosted: Thu 24 Sep 2009, 12:24    Post_subject:  [SOLVED] how to print to Minolta Page Pro 1400 printer  

Hi all: Before you blast me for not "SEARCHING" the forum - I did, but just do not know what exactly to do.
Could/would anyone help ?

Many thanks.

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diaeresis

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PostPosted: Thu 24 Sep 2009, 14:42    Post_subject:  

menu~setup~cups printer wizard.
and follow the instructions (hopefully) Very Happy
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amateur

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PostPosted: Thu 24 Sep 2009, 15:50    Post_subject:  

diaeresis: thanks for helping. Yes, i tried that, but the problem is that my printer model doesn't show up. So my problem is how to install the printer driver in puppy 4.30 ?
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diaeresis

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PostPosted: Thu 24 Sep 2009, 17:35    Post_subject:  

I found this
http://www.openprinting.org/show_printer.cgi?recnum=Minolta-PagePro_1400W
which has links to various drivers but i have no idea which one you would need for puppy. Maybe someone else can give you some more pointers. Bit of a newbie myself at this. Sorry I can't be more helpful.
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amateur

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PostPosted: Thu 24 Sep 2009, 19:13    Post_subject:  

diaeresis: hi again and thanks. Yes i am a beginner too. Also i tried your suggestion, and i used undeb to retrieve the driver from a .deb minolta 1400 package, and i put it to /usr/share/cups/model, and when i run the cups configuration tool, i can see my printer, but no luck printing.
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Patriot


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PostPosted: Thu 24 Sep 2009, 21:13    Post_subject:  

Hmmm .....

I have absolutely no idea if this is going to work ... I've rebuilt the min12xxW driver binary and included the 12/13/14xxW PPDs for cups ... The ppds states that foomatic v4 is required ... AFAIK, that's available on puppy421 ...

If you give this minolta driver pet a shot, please post some result ...


Rgds


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min12xxw-0.0.9-i486.pet
Description  Minolta 1200W, 1250W, 1300W, 1350W, 1400W cups driver package
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amateur

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PostPosted: Thu 24 Sep 2009, 21:51    Post_subject:  

Patriot !!! YOU THE MAN !!! It worked. I'm probably pushing my limit here, but, as i mentioned above, i downloaded the .deb package, extracted the same driver and put it into /usr/share/cups/model/ . Was i supposed to do anything else ?

Much, much, obliged.
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Patriot


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PostPosted: Thu 24 Sep 2009, 22:27    Post_subject:  

Hmmm .....

Great ! I believe we have another happy camper here .....

The debs files are similar to the one I packaged. The difference is that the deb package are coded to look for the filters at /opt directory ..... I package the driver specifically to follow puppy's directory layout and one last detail that you probably missed could be the min12xxw binary interface ...

Well, the result is you now have a working printer ... If this issue is resolved, kindly edit the first title thread to solved ...


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