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by wdt
Mon Feb 22, 2016 9:13 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Raspi and Brother Printer?
Replies: 52
Views: 13235

Re: Raspi and Brother Printer?

the "CUPSwrapper printer driver (rpm package)" has a ppd file in it (correct ppd)
(mfcj435wcupswrapper-3.0.0-1.i386.rpm)
Probably the deb has too
open with your archive tool, copy manually
by wdt
Sun Feb 14, 2016 7:51 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Raspi and Brother Printer?
Replies: 52
Views: 13235

Re: Raspi and Brother Printer?

Yu may not realize,, if you open a ppd file in an editor,,
it will say what printer it is for on the 1st page
by wdt
Thu Feb 11, 2016 12:23 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Raspi and Brother Printer?
Replies: 52
Views: 13235

Re: Raspi and Brother Printer?

>I have been using "Generic-PDF_Printer-PDF.ppd" and "textonly.ppd" as my ppd files, downloaded from the Brother site. >The printer works fine wirelessly with my PC while connected to Raspi via USB. This tells me that the ppd files are the problem when printing wirelessly it uses...
by wdt
Wed Feb 10, 2016 12:49 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Raspian, USB disk, change from GPT to MBR
Replies: 5
Views: 3260

Re: Raspian, USB disk, change from GPT to MBR

A GPT disk has a backup partition table at the end of the disk,,
17 sectors perhaps
So use dd and skip (after a bit of calculation)

sorry, not skip,, seek (skip is for input files)
by wdt
Wed Feb 10, 2016 11:54 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Raspi and Brother Printer?
Replies: 52
Views: 13235

Re: Raspi and Brother Printer?

Nice that you bother to say
I suggest that you try to see if it will work with a usb cable,
also try to ping it
More info at
http://www.openprinting.org/printers
by wdt
Tue Feb 09, 2016 6:25 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Raspi and Brother Printer?
Replies: 52
Views: 13235

Re: Raspi and Brother Printer?

If dmesg dosn't show it,, then the kernel dosn't know about it,,, that is why it dosn't show in CUPS (dmesg is the kernel message ring buffer) A bad usb cable??? Does it work under windows?? maybe the usb chip (in the printer) is blown Again,, unplug, replug (to put it at end of dmesg),,, dmesg | ta...
by wdt
Thu Jan 28, 2016 1:27 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Raspi and Brother Printer?
Replies: 52
Views: 13235

Re: Raspi and Brother Printer?

Does the printer show up with dmesg?
ie, unplug.replug,,,dmesg | tail
or lsusb
by wdt
Wed Jan 27, 2016 12:19 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Raspi and Brother Printer?
Replies: 52
Views: 13235

Re: Raspi and Brother Printer?

I am guessing that there is a printer when you click the printer tab at top The printer has to be talking to the right port, or nothing happens So lpd://..... is probably wrong,,, it should be usb:// ..... or a network address,,, socket://<address> I have also seen a usb printer address be ,, socket...
by wdt
Tue Jan 26, 2016 8:18 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Raspi and Brother Printer?
Replies: 52
Views: 13235

Re: Raspi and Brother Printer?

In CUPS, when you click printers
does it say paused - paused or
paused - unplugged?
For the first,,Click the printer, then
click maintence, resume printer
by wdt
Mon Jan 25, 2016 12:23 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Raspi and Brother Printer?
Replies: 52
Views: 13235

Re: Raspi and Brother Printer?

A deb or rpm is an archive Do NOT try to install it,it will not work because these debs are for x86 Open it with an archive tool,just like it was a zip Not the scanner deb,probably not the lpd deb, open the filter deb for me, this is a 4 year old memory, there should be a setup.sh or install.sh (lar...
by wdt
Sat Jan 23, 2016 12:39 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Raspi and Brother Printer?
Replies: 52
Views: 13235

Re: Raspi and Brother Printer?

I think of it as a learning opportunity I am not so good at "hand holding" That is why I offered the simplest solution 1st My 625.ppd is almost 29K, so any script of large size probably has the ppd inside it (I am always curious what large scripts have in them) nano is not so good for mark...
by wdt
Sat Jan 23, 2016 7:02 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Raspi and Brother Printer?
Replies: 52
Views: 13235

Re: Raspi and Brother Printer?

You were given incorrect information,, unless they were referring to scanner, fax If you would have searched, I have already written about this simplest is to find what HP inkjet your printer most closely emulates OR download deb or rpm, open, extract setup (or install) script (DO NOT try to INSTALL...
by wdt
Fri Jan 01, 2016 7:45 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Pine64+ a good deal?
Replies: 191
Views: 64016

Re: Pine64+ a good deal?

>assuming the SoCs *can* address more than that amount of physical memory.).

32 bit address lines, Some other problem that makes max 3 gB
I bought for better io. 2 usb (controllers) and eth not usb bridged
by wdt
Mon Dec 28, 2015 2:12 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Cannot Get 32GB Cards Formatted
Replies: 3
Views: 734

Re: Cannot Get 32GB Cards Formatted

I don't know if you have dd on your mac,
be VERY careful that you are pointing it at the right place,,
dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/something count=200,,
blanks first 200 sectors,, then use mac disk utility again
by wdt
Sun Dec 27, 2015 9:51 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Pi running dosbox printer problem
Replies: 14
Views: 3008

Re: Pi running dosbox printer problem

>There are Linux CUPS drivers available for download from the Brother website for your printer model, but they most likely contain binary executables that only run on x86 architecture. Brother is fairly good for x86 linux drivers, but only from them, not in CUPS install What you need, and the ONLY t...
by wdt
Sat Dec 19, 2015 3:04 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How to run .exe files on raspbian
Replies: 82
Views: 86667

Re: How to run .exe files on raspbian

>well, I calculate 4*900 MHz for the piB2 vs. 2GHz for my notebook (?) arm cpu vrs atom? P3? celeron? from a 17 2core to rpi2 is 50x But you are mem and io constrained, the usb2 is 2-3 slower than rotating disk, 20x SSD And only 1G mem, in the real world you would have 32 G, a ramdisk big enough for...
by wdt
Sat Dec 19, 2015 2:17 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Creating IMG backup file
Replies: 4
Views: 1234

Re: Creating IMG backup file

Err, dd has a count parameter, if is a reasonably fresh fs you could set up bs and count to only copy 10% empty space The fs does tend to write from beginning to end, That is a 40% full fs will all be in the first 1/2 of the drive I suppose you could check with a hexeditor, I wouldn't bother myself ...
by wdt
Sat Dec 19, 2015 1:51 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How to run .exe files on raspbian
Replies: 82
Views: 86667

Re: How to run .exe files on raspbian

It's nice that you finally told us enough to say something intelegant 5000 hrs is more than 200 days, you must not be in a hurry I doubt the rpi is as powerful as your netbook, more likely 1/2 I should think you would be better off tuning the software and geting a desktop, (with lots of memory), unl...
by wdt
Fri Dec 18, 2015 10:34 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How to run .exe files on raspbian
Replies: 82
Views: 86667

Re: How to run .exe files on raspbian

>(I have no easy Linux access ATM)

livecdlist.com
by wdt
Thu Dec 17, 2015 2:23 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How to run .exe files on raspbian
Replies: 82
Views: 86667

Re: How to run .exe files on raspbian

Well SD cards have emulated cylinders, heads , sectors,, but most everything nowdays use LBA INT 13!! that is real mode access, from the bios. Once you are past Win3.1 there is no int13 There are IFS,, installable file systems for NT, be carefull using them, win is not that reliable wrinting ext2, m...
by wdt
Wed Dec 16, 2015 6:18 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Rasbian boot from USB with uuid
Replies: 7
Views: 3834

Re: Rasbian boot from USB with uuid

Is arm gdisk so deficient?? x86 gdisk can convert in place,, IF,,if there is 17K free at end of disk, for the backup partition table So you may have to run gparted first Still faster than a long rsync My question,, does it understand LABEL,, ie root=LABEL="something" Personally I am addict...

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