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Re: Installing printer drivers

Postby nelz » Thu Sep 13, 2012 2:48 pm

DavidMcCrossan wrote:
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sh /cdroot/autorun

There is no leading / before cdroot. Or you could cd into the cdroot directory and do

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sh ./autorun

Without or with sudo.
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(SOLVED) Installing printer drivers

Postby DavidMcCrossan » Thu Sep 13, 2012 3:18 pm

Nelz, you have done it again!
I got to /downloads and then to
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sh cdroot/autorun

which it declined.(cannot open autorun).
On the second attempt with
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sudo cd cdroot/autorun

It all fell into place.
It first complained of missing soft and tried to install and failed because of not being su. When I went to sudo again it installed such as Sane and a whole load of libs, and it presented me with the wonderful dialog box for the Unified Linux Driver, and gave me the list of printers, including my new ML-1670 Series which I selected, and it installed for me.

I am very tired now, but I will install my new printer termorrer.

From the bottom of my heart I cannot thank you all for giving me so much of your time and advice. I will also have a go at sorting out my /Home dir since this might be the underlying problem which prevented me from doing a system upgrade instead of a clean install a while back.

Best regards to all

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Installing printer drivers

Postby DavidMcCrossan » Fri Sep 14, 2012 1:21 pm

Just an update.
I installed me machine this morn and set up the new Samsung Configurator (?). After a very long time it finally printed the finest CUPS test page I have ever seen, in PS3. Very fast, too!

Mind you, it helps if you plug in the USB lead the right way round.....

For the sake of completeness I will post termorrer the items bash had to download to make autorun work, so others coming after will see what needs to be done.

There is a long list printers covered by the new soft, and I can only surmise that Splix will wither on the vine, as there have been no updates from the new config thingy.

All in all, very impressive, thanx again you guys!


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