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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2007 1:20 am 
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I've got my Debian/Freelink system working on my new Kuropro box and trying to setup a shared printer.

I've (successfully?) installed cupsys and using Webmin I can see my CUPS system and even add printers - but there are no USB devices listed.

I tried mknod to add a USB device similar to my old Kuro but that doesn't seem to work either.

Please help! I need a shared printer!
a) No USB devices seem to be installed for printing (seems to be a ttyUSB0 and one for an USB-hard drive but no LP devices).
b) I think cupsys installed properly. Daemon and queing all seem to work fine.
help! :-)


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2007 2:08 am 
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(Thinking aloud...)

Do you have USB Printer support compiled into your kernel?

I use a network printer (HP 5850), and found that the 'Administration' section of the Cups web interface discovered the printer automatically. If that happens for network printers, then I'd guess it should happen for your USB devices.

Matthew


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2007 8:55 am 
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Thank you Lardmonster,

I don't know if USB Printer support is in the kernel - I installed Debian/Freelink using the instructions for the Kuro-Box Pro so I am unsure what that gives me (and don't know where to find out - that's why I posted in the Debian forum, hope that makes sense!).

I am suspicious that I don't have kernal support though because I had to manually add (using mknod) a /dev/usb/lp0 to mimic my old kuro-box. I forget now if I even used the same major/minor devices as /dev/ttyUSB0 which did already exist - I might try that when I get home but I'd sure love to start with... Is it even in the kernel (which I hope the Debian guys will know!).

The printer section of Webmin did NOT show the USB device option until after I used mknod to add the device. But I realize I've bypassed somethings by adding the device manually.

Anyone know if the stock-Debian for Kuro-pro has USB-printer support? I TRIED to ask this pre-sales, the only reply to this was that someone was sure I could get CUPS or lprng working. Yeah - those are working! But the device maybe isn't!?

Perhaps if someone even has a USB-printer working on their kuro-pro they can let me know what device is used? major/minor devices (ls -l) might even help but the kernel module requirement is probably key...

Please help! I need my printer! (My wife REALLY needs the printer!)


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2007 12:51 pm 
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OK, first thing to do is see if USB printer support is in the kernel:
Code:
dmesg | grep usblp

if it is, you'll see something like this:
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drivers/usb/class/usblp.c: v0.13: USB Printer Device Class driver

If not, try inserting the module:
Code:
modprobe usblp

Then, assuming no errors, I'd start this in a console:
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tail -f /var/log/messages

... and then plugin the USB printer.

Let us know what results you see...

Matthew


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2007 8:55 pm 
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Thanks Lardmonster.. The commands return:

root@kuro-pro:~# dmesg | grep -i usblp
root@kuro-pro:~# modprobe usblp
FATAL: Module usblp not found.

So... Obviously the module doesn't exist in the Kuro-pro Debian/Freelink distro. Can someone add it to the standard distro?

I haven't googled it yet - but where can I get it? I assume I have to now have kernel sources and all that AND find the module, right?

thanks for the help, I need it!

----------append---------
Since it probably makes a difference, the distro... I used the install instructions at: http://www.kurobox.com/mwiki/index.php/ ... 8Debian.29 - I was under the impression that's the "best" method for installing Debian on the pro.

Also from dmesg -the distro information:

Linux version 2.6.12.6-arm1 (root@dev-hara) (gcc version 3.4.4 (release) (CodeSourcery ARM 2005q3-2)) #2 Thu Feb 8 15:00:20 JST 2007
CPU: ARM926EJ-Sid(wb) [41069260] revision 0 (ARMv5TEJ)


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 2:18 am 
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Yes, it looks like there's neither built-in kernel support for USB printers, nor is there a module.

Your best bet is to speak to the KuroPro Debian/Freelink guys.

Otherwise you'll have to roll your own kernel. Not terribly difficult, but jujst takes a while to compile on the Kuro.

Matthew


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 8:47 am 
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Thank you,

Pardon my ignorance - when you say "speak to the KuroPro Debian/Freelink guys" -

Is this the wrong forum?

I guess I can cross-post to the Kuro-pro forum?


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dougyp wrote:
Pardon my ignorance - when you say "speak to the KuroPro Debian/Freelink guys" -

Is this the wrong forum?

I honestly don't know... but it has been very quiet here of late. :?

There must be someone who created and/or maintains Debian/Freelink.

Matthew


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Lardmonster wrote:
dougyp wrote:
Pardon my ignorance - when you say "speak to the KuroPro Debian/Freelink guys" -

Is this the wrong forum?

I honestly don't know... but it has been very quiet here of late. :?

There must be someone who created and/or maintains Debian/Freelink.

Matthew



Yeah...... :oops:

Once the wikis were merged I think most of the kuropro discussion moved to the LSPRO threads on the linkstationwiki forums. This is because all of the ARM9 development has occoured so far on the LSPRO.

http://forum.nas-central.org/search.php ... mit=Search


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