January 12, 2011 1:56 AM PST
I would like to setup printer support on my Eee PC running R3. I have an Epson Stylus SX425W. The Epson .deb package depends for some reason on forty-five other packages. I neither have room on the SSD (2GB), nor a desire to install all of those depends. I have tried setting the printer up in CUPS, but the SX410 and 510 drivers return errors, despite the printer having a static IP and I have tried to set it up as an LPD/LPR printer. There is no 425W driver. Any ideas? Is there someway I can install the Epson driver without all of those depends?
January 12, 2011 8:09 AM PST
I will do some research, but I am not familiar with that model of printer. When all else fails a generic PCL 5e or 5c driver usually works (or if a laser, a HPLJ 4si driver), but you might loose advanced functionality of the device/bells/whistles, etc.
January 12, 2011 10:09 AM PST
I tried both PCL drivers, but they give me the same errors as the other Epson drivers:
"There was an error during the CUPS operation: 'client-error-not-possible'."
January 12, 2011 7:23 PM PST
Did you install via synaptic or downloaded from the openoffice.org web site?
if you look in the /usr/share/applications folder you will probably see the file that will launch it.
There is probably a setting in there we need to tweak for it to show up in the menu, but first let me know how you installed it..
January 13, 2011 7:32 AM PST
I did install it with the files (all.deb) downloaded from openoffice.org. I have looked for the files in the directory you mentioned, but what I find is this a number of Icon names like "openoffice.org3-calc.desktop" which respond with "Command not foune" when I click on it.
As a newbie, I am not familiar with the term "synaptic".
Thks for help...
January 13, 2011 8:02 AM PST
Hi Ola, I will post more "how to" info soon. Synaptic is a package manager that will download and install programs for you and make sure all dependencies are met, etc. so they work properly. it is listed under the menu under preferences, and you can search for programs to install using the tool as well.
January 14, 2011 12:38 AM PST
Hi biff, installation via Synaptic worked well. Now I want to upgrade to OS3 - can that be done by installing on top or do I need to delete OS2 and start from scratch?
Thks / Ola
January 26, 2011 8:27 AM PST
Just install RC3. How do I change language, do I have to pick things from synaptic ?
January 28, 2011 10:01 PM PST
Brian with the Epson Stylus SX 425W printer:
Got drivers! http://www.avasys.jp/lx-bin2/linux_e/spc/DL1.do
Fixunix.com mentioned perhaps a bad file in the queue, causing that error message, to be fixed by:
sudo service cups stop
cd /var/spool/cups (in that directory are the printing jobs, sometimes many, causing the "client-error-not-possible" error.
delete all the jobs ("rm -f *") (DELETE ONLY THE FILES, not the "tmp" directory!)
service cups start
...next test printing!
Or: run "sudo /etc/init.d/cupsys restart" on the server.
Others see some evidence in /var/log/cups/error_log ; anything fun there? At any rate, how big is the bundle of other packages; if it's a 230MB you and a USB drive have to spare, how about that try then?
...or try a little Google Translate?
February 12, 2011 4:31 PM PST
how (if possible) can I reset a users password (cannot remember what I've setted)?
February 13, 2011 7:10 PM PST
Do you mean you cannot login because you cannot remember your password, or you are at the desktop and want to change a password?
If you are at the desktop, click on "go" then on "preferences" then on "Users and Groups".
February 14, 2011 3:18 AM PST
I cannot login because I cannot remember my password,
Thanks for the help,
February 19, 2011 5:21 PM PST
Luis, if you created other users, you can login as them and use sudo privilege to reset the password. If you haven't, you really need to store your passwords someplace (e.g. a secure cellphone.) Once you decided that you can of course boot a livecd and abuse local user privileges to remove /etc/passwd and /etc/shadow entries to nothing between / and get the password reset done; this is documented under Ubuntu of course. I think my worst case of that was using a voice organizer, recording hysterical notes, and not understanding myself later.
February 20, 2011 2:32 AM PST
Thank you for the replies, I wil have to use a live cd
March 2, 2011 2:44 PM PST
Ola, click on the "Go" button > Preferences > Customize Look and Feel > In the tab called "Widget" change the Default Font to Tahoma. You can also change the font size here.
March 3, 2011 11:42 AM PST
Hi and thanks. I use OS2, but found >Preference >Appearance >Fonts - thanks!
March 18, 2011 1:37 PM PDT
People have asked how to change keyboard layout, as was I. Now I now a very simple solution. Start command and write 'setxkbmap XX'. XX was se for me, since I am swedish. Good luck!
March 18, 2011 2:10 PM PDT
Thanks JN...I appreciate it...biff