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Re: kodak printer drivers on acer aspire one impus lite
« Reply #60 on: February 29, 2012, 08:48:59 pm »
You won't progress unless you take risks. ::)

Just use a bit of common sense and read up on things before you do anything system-wise and always backup your backup. You can never be too sure. :P
thats my problem really, have no idea how to back up files or anything basic really, normally just use the net, skype , email and jot the odd letter, for which i use my windows laptop. i have done well to take the plunge and change my whole os on here. i didnt have any luck trying to download the printer, it took me to a terminal and asked for a sudo command. not sure whether my newer hp 3050a all in one would be better suited anyway because its hpeprint?
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Re: kodak printer drivers on acer aspire one impus lite
« Reply #61 on: February 29, 2012, 09:52:48 pm »
The HP will no doubt be a LOT easier to set up .. but we can carry on with the Kodak if you want ?

Also be aware it will probably be MUCH easier to get the scanner working on the HP .. It may even be impossible with the Kodak.

So which printer do you want to use ?




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For your Kodak ESP 5250 (AIO) printer .. download ths file:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/cupsdriverkodak/files/latest/download

then doube-click it .. when gdebi opens, click the "Install" button,

Once that's installed, go to menu>System Tools>Printing to set up your printer.


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Re: kodak printer drivers on acer aspire one impus lite
« Reply #62 on: March 01, 2012, 07:39:02 am »
The HP will no doubt be a LOT easier to set up .. but we can carry on with the Kodak if you want ?

Also be aware it will probably be MUCH easier to get the scanner working on the HP .. It may even be impossible with the Kodak.

So which printer do you want to use ?
Hi mark
i got as far as trying to set it up from my menu, it was asking for a url for the kodak, i entered its ip address thinking thats what it meant but the forward button remained greyed out.
i think the HP printer would be best as we leave it on all the time as it has an email address so can print from my blackberry, cool!
its a deskjet 3050 aio j611
hope thats enough info
many thanks once more
john




If it's the Kodak ...

How far did you get with this:-

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For your Kodak ESP 5250 (AIO) printer .. download ths file:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/cupsdriverkodak/files/latest/download

then doube-click it .. when gdebi opens, click the "Install" button,

Once that's installed, go to menu>System Tools>Printing to set up your printer.


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Re: kodak printer drivers on acer aspire one impus lite
« Reply #63 on: March 01, 2012, 11:18:02 am »
OK, HP it is then .. Is it going to be a wireless or USB connection ?

In either case, you'll want to install the hplip-gui package, so open a terminal and run this command:
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sudo apt-get install hplip-gui

You'll then find a new menu item called HPLIP Toolbox .. see if your printer is automatically discovered by running that.
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Re: kodak printer drivers on acer aspire one impus lite
« Reply #64 on: March 01, 2012, 12:14:07 pm »
OK, HP it is then .. Is it going to be a wireless or USB connection ?

In either case, you'll want to install the hplip-gui package, so open a terminal and run this command:
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sudo apt-get install hplip-gui

You'll then find a new menu item called HPLIP Toolbox .. see if your printer is automatically discovered by running that.
hi mark, i want to run it wireless.
i ran the toolbox Application and plugged the usb into the printer and netbook, but it cant find it.

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Re: kodak printer drivers on acer aspire one impus lite
« Reply #65 on: March 01, 2012, 12:27:02 pm »
OK, HP it is then .. Is it going to be a wireless or USB connection ?

In either case, you'll want to install the hplip-gui package, so open a terminal and run this command:
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sudo apt-get install hplip-gui

You'll then find a new menu item called HPLIP Toolbox .. see if your printer is automatically discovered by running that.
hi mark, i want to run it wireless.
i ran the toolbox Application and plugged the usb into the printer and netbook, but it cant find it.
hey, how about that, experimented like you and bks told me too and went on to try the cups install section of the file u got me to download, it printed a test page!!! gonna give it one last test............

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Re: kodak printer drivers on acer aspire one impus lite
« Reply #66 on: March 01, 2012, 12:32:54 pm »
mark,
thank  you so much, the printer works!!!! can not believe it!!

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Re: kodak printer drivers on acer aspire one impus lite
« Reply #67 on: March 01, 2012, 12:40:35 pm »
Great .. you'll get nowhere unless you experiment, OK occasionally you'll mess things up, but you'll then learn a lot by finding fixes .. Oh and well done :)
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Re: kodak printer drivers on acer aspire one impus lite
« Reply #68 on: March 01, 2012, 12:48:10 pm »
Well done, hopefully this achievement will make you more confident. :)
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Re: kodak printer drivers on acer aspire one impus lite
« Reply #69 on: March 01, 2012, 05:42:33 pm »
Great .. you'll get nowhere unless you experiment, OK occasionally you'll mess things up, but you'll then learn a lot by finding fixes .. Oh and well done :)
Thanks mark
I guess i had a little go because i knew you and others wouldn't be far away if i got into problems, i will still require help for even the most basic stuff because i'm not too confident on here as you know lol.
many thanks once again

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Re: kodak printer drivers on acer aspire one impus lite
« Reply #70 on: March 02, 2012, 05:04:23 am »
Well done, hopefully this achievement will make you more confident. :)
Thanks BKS, can't believe how much better the netbook is now to use! i will still require basic help though i think.

 


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