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Offline bushyiii

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Need help with printing
« on: October 18, 2018, 05:18:17 PM »
I have a Brothers HL-220DW Printer/Scanner/Fax.  Using localhost:631 I was able to do a test page successfully.
The printer configuration didn't provide anything for Brother printers so I chose Generic driver. 
I had downloaded the Brothers Linux drivers tool but didn't know how to use it within tinycore.

There are instructions for saving the printer configuration across boots and that where I need some help.

My first stumbling block is the first item to add to the backup.  Since I used the Generic printer driver how do I form the first item and then once formed hos is it saved to the backup

These are the following instructions to save the printer configuration:
 To persist across boots, add the following to your backup (remove leading "/"):
                /usr/local/etc/cups/ppd/HP_OfficeJet_G85.ppd [for example]
                /usr/local/etc/cups/printers.conf
                /usr/local/etc/cups/cupsd.conf (only if you changed it)
                /etc/shadow (if you want to save to root password

Offline Juanito

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Re: Need help with printing
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2018, 02:39:56 AM »
My first stumbling block is the first item to add to the backup. Since I used the Generic printer driver how do I form the first item and then once formed hos is it saved to the backup

This command will show you the name of the ppd file created for your printer:
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$ ls /usr/local/etc/cups/ppd/*ppd

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Re: Need help with printing
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2018, 08:09:31 AM »
Thanks, I found the ppd file now how do I go about saving it and the other listed files into the backup process?

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Re: Need help with printing
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2018, 08:19:51 AM »
This is explained in the faq, wiki, tinycore book and in many forum posts

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Re: Need help with printing
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2018, 11:17:53 AM »
OK....I previously searched the wiki and the ebook for the specifics of printing in tinycore and was unable to get the answers I needed.  Just didn't think to go back to these resources for saving files.  I appreciate your reply.