Buffalo NAS-Central Forums

Welcome to the Linkstation Wiki community
It is currently Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:51 pm

All times are UTC+01:00




Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 11 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 12:27 pm 
Offline
Newbie

Joined: Wed Sep 17, 2008 12:02 am
Posts: 9
After about third fresh install of Freelink I'm a bit confused how to get my Brother HL-2030 working. I've made all the steps according the excellent tutorial of installing Freelink to LS Live. I've installed cupsys according to these instructions and after installing usbview and usbutils, lsusb gives output:

Code:
root@ihantala:/dev# lsusb
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 04f9:0027 Brother Industries, Ltd
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000


I can access the CUPS via localhost:631 but in the printer installation stage my printer is not there, only these AppleTalk, IPP etc. choises.

Some installs ago I tried with these instructions but no luck with them either and MAKEDEV gives the following:

Code:
root@ihantala:/dev# ./MAKEDEV
.udevdb or .udev presence implies active udev.  Aborting MAKEDEV invocation.


So basically my question is: 1) is there any hope to get LS Live (Old HW) to act as print server? 2) If there is, what are the steps to take? Should I update the kernel? Which packages I should install?

I'm familiar with Ubuntu Linux so I'm not afraid of editing config files, but please give me the directions.

Thanks in advance!


Last edited by smartagc on Sat Sep 27, 2008 8:13 am, edited 1 time in total.

Top
   
PostPosted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 2:48 pm 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 28, 2006 1:15 am
Posts: 2606
can you please post the output of
Code:
lsmod
?

Also, can you get to the CUPS webif?

Do you have the correct drivers/files for your printer? Is it supported by CUPS?

Is this a USB printer? (I should have asked this first... : ) )

_________________
LS1 (foonas, nfs, Tranmission & p910nd print server, Firefly for my Roku)
LS-HG500 (Lenny)
Various LS-Pros v1,v2 (unbricked w/ serial & jtag)
KuroPro, LS2 & KuroHG (foonas)
Working on davysweather.dyndns.org lately...

=> wooohooo!
wooohooo!
Unknown command 'wooohooo!' - try 'help'


Top
   
PostPosted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 3:36 pm 
Offline
Newbie

Joined: Wed Sep 17, 2008 12:02 am
Posts: 9
davy_gravy wrote:
can you please post the output of
Code:
lsmod
?

Also, can you get to the CUPS webif?

Do you have the correct drivers/files for your printer? Is it supported by CUPS?

Is this a USB printer? (I should have asked this first... : ) )


Code:
root@ihantala:~# lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by


so it seems like no modules loaded at all? Which should be there?

I can get to CUPS webif (by using lynx running on LS). The printer is, of course a USB one, so I am not trying to install a parallel one ;) Printer is indeed supported by CUPS as the same printer was connected to my Ubuntu server and worked fine with CUPS.


Top
   
PostPosted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 5:32 pm 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 28, 2006 1:15 am
Posts: 2606
try
Code:
modprobe usblp

_________________
LS1 (foonas, nfs, Tranmission & p910nd print server, Firefly for my Roku)
LS-HG500 (Lenny)
Various LS-Pros v1,v2 (unbricked w/ serial & jtag)
KuroPro, LS2 & KuroHG (foonas)
Working on davysweather.dyndns.org lately...

=> wooohooo!
wooohooo!
Unknown command 'wooohooo!' - try 'help'


Top
   
PostPosted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 5:46 pm 
Offline
Newbie

Joined: Wed Sep 17, 2008 12:02 am
Posts: 9
davy_gravy wrote:
try
Code:
modprobe usblp



Code:
root@ihantala:~# modprobe usblp
FATAL: Module usblp not found.
root@ihantala:~#


So where I can get the usblp module?


Top
   
PostPosted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 7:27 pm 
Offline
Newbie

Joined: Wed Sep 17, 2008 12:02 am
Posts: 9
smartagc wrote:
davy_gravy wrote:
try
Code:
modprobe usblp



Code:
root@ihantala:~# modprobe usblp
FATAL: Module usblp not found.
root@ihantala:~#


So where I can get the usblp module?


I decided to update the kernel. I choose the 2.6.16.57-lsp_eabi-dh_v2, installed it according the README and voila! After the reboot the printer is shown correctly in the CUPS webinterface. The next step will be solving why the test pages are not printing...


Top
   
PostPosted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 7:32 pm 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 28, 2006 1:15 am
Posts: 2606
check to see that you have the fixings to go along w/ CUPS ... foomatic, gutenprint, etc... You may not want all of these, so choose after reading the documentation on Linux Printing... printing usually works very well once you get all the bits and pieces in place, but once it a while there is a little catch here to there that is hard to get passed.

_________________
LS1 (foonas, nfs, Tranmission & p910nd print server, Firefly for my Roku)
LS-HG500 (Lenny)
Various LS-Pros v1,v2 (unbricked w/ serial & jtag)
KuroPro, LS2 & KuroHG (foonas)
Working on davysweather.dyndns.org lately...

=> wooohooo!
wooohooo!
Unknown command 'wooohooo!' - try 'help'


Top
   
PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 9:42 am 
Offline
Newbie

Joined: Wed Sep 17, 2008 12:02 am
Posts: 9
smartagc wrote:
I decided to update the kernel. I choose the 2.6.16.57-lsp_eabi-dh_v2, installed it according the README and voila! After the reboot the printer is shown correctly in the CUPS webinterface. The next step will be solving why the test pages are not printing...


OK, I am running out of ideas. I still can not get anything from the printer. Printer is correctly detected, drivers are installed etc. but all the prints end in the /var/spool/cups and nothing comes out of the printer.

In /etc/cups/cupsd.conf I have tried different deviceuris: usb://dev/usb/lp0 and /dev/usblp0 but no luck. What should I do next? I read somewhere that one can test the printer with dd command, i.e. writing something from the spool directory directly to the printer; how this is done?

Thanks


Top
   
PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 6:07 pm 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jul 17, 2005 4:34 pm
Posts: 5332
What drivers are installed? My HL-2070N works fine with the HL1250 gutenprint driver.


Top
   
PostPosted: Sat Sep 27, 2008 8:13 am 
Offline
Newbie

Joined: Wed Sep 17, 2008 12:02 am
Posts: 9
OK, I managed to solve the problem but not as elegant way as I wanted.

No matter what I did, I couldn't get the CUPS working, hence I installed an alternative, p910nd printer server which supports only RAW printing, which to my understanding means that jobs coming to printer server are submitted to printer as-is i.e. the workstation submitting a printer job has to have correct printer drivers installed. This is OK for me, as I have only two WIndows laptops in my network (an XP Pro and Vista Enterprise ones).

First, install p910nd
Code:
wget http://downloads.sourceforge.net/p910nd/p910nd-0.92.tar.bz2?modtime=1217955082&big_mirror=0
bunzip2 p910nd-0.92.tar.bz2
tar -xvf p910nd-0.92.tar
cd p910nd-0.92
make
make install


You might need to install some packages related to compiling if you haven't compiled anything before. Follow the error messages and install missing packages with aptitude.

Start the printer server. In my case the printer is connected to usb0 as shown by lsusb. You might want to make the p910nd server start automatically in system boot.

Code:
p910nd -f /dev/usb/lp0 -b 0


Next, make the workstations use standard TCP/IP port as printer port. You don't need samba to use p910nd printer server!
Follow the instructions of dd-wrt wiki.

Voila! I can now use my printer! (But not with cups/samba but who cares...)


Top
   
PostPosted: Sat Sep 27, 2008 12:35 pm 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jul 17, 2005 4:34 pm
Posts: 5332
FYI: I've put up PPC binaries in case anyone finds them useful.

http://hvkls.dyndns.org/downloads/docum ... 910nd.html


Top
   
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 11 posts ] 

All times are UTC+01:00


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Baidu [Spider] and 14 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Limited