Joined: Mar. 2007
||Posted: June 22 2008,04:36
Here's my procedure so far. (This is for the frugal install.)
1. Make sure that the printer is on and properly connected to the computer.
2. DSL Menu -> System -> Printing/lpd -> configure printer
3. Accept the license, use the default owner and group values for spooldir, and overwrite existing entries.
4. Select Printer Drive Selection
5. Go through each of the printer types until you find your model of printer. When you find your model of printer, select it.
6. Select the appropriate Interface Setup.
7. Select the appropriate paper format (probably US letter)
8. Print the test page to verify that the configurations are correct. If nothing prints, or if gibberish comes out, at least one of your configuration settings is incorrect.
9. When the test page prints out correctly, select the option to install the printer with the values shown. Note that the name of the printer is "lp".
10. Select the option to finish the installation.
11. DSL menu -> System -> Printer/lpd -> start
12. In a shell, type "export PRINTER=lp".
13. To save the settings, open Emelfm, go to the directory /home/dsl/, and click on the H button to reveal the hidden files.
14. Edit the file .filetool.lst, which contains the list of directories whose contents are to be saved during reboots. Add the following directories: /opt/printcap, /opt/apsfilter, and /var/spool/lpd/lp .
WHAT AM I MISSING? It seems that I'm able to get it working fine for awhile, only to later have the printing malfunction sometime later, as if something isn't saving properly or I missed one crucial step.
kernel /boot/linux24 root=/dev/hda1 quiet vga=normal noacpi noapm nodma noscsi frugal home=hda3 opt=hda3 restore=hda3 root=hda3