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The nuts and bolts => Installation & Updates => Topic started by: Locator on May 17, 2014, 10:59:59 am

Title: VL 7.1 RC doesn't see my USB printer.
Post by: Locator on May 17, 2014, 10:59:59 am
I was able to install VL7.1 RC onto my computer, but when I tried to install my USB printer, it couldn't see it (yes. it was connected and turned on). And just for the record my printer is an HP Deskjet 1000.
Title: Re: VL 7.1 RC doesn't see my USB printer.
Post by: nightflier on May 17, 2014, 12:12:42 pm
Are you using RC1?
Title: Re: VL 7.1 RC doesn't see my USB printer.
Post by: Locator on May 17, 2014, 02:05:21 pm
Yes.
Title: Re: VL 7.1 RC doesn't see my USB printer.
Post by: wigums on May 17, 2014, 03:25:27 pm
i do believe thats fixed in rc2?
Title: Re: VL 7.1 RC doesn't see my USB printer.
Post by: nightflier on May 18, 2014, 04:18:21 am
USB printing works in RC2.
Title: Re: VL 7.1 RC doesn't see my USB printer.
Post by: Locator on May 18, 2014, 05:32:44 pm
GREAT!!! Now where do I download it from?
Title: Re: VL 7.1 RC doesn't see my USB printer.
Post by: nightflier on May 18, 2014, 06:44:47 pm
http://vlcore.vectorlinux.com/pkg/untested/veclinux-7.1/iso/
Title: Re: VL 7.1 RC doesn't see my USB printer.
Post by: Locator on May 18, 2014, 07:06:03 pm
Thank you.
Title: Re: VL 7.1 RC doesn't see my USB printer.
Post by: Locator on May 24, 2014, 04:20:53 pm
Well, after downloading VL 7.1 RC2, I decided to return to using Vector Linux 7.0. The reason: When I tried to install software from the repositories, I encountered checksum errors of one form or another with practically every other other program that I tried to install (using GSlapt)   >:(.
Title: Re: VL 7.1 RC doesn't see my USB printer.
Post by: caitlyn on May 25, 2014, 02:05:25 pm
That's really odd.  I'm running VL7.1 RC2 and I am not getting checksum errors.  Maybe as I install more software I'll see what you see.  Was that the 64-bit or 32-bit version?  Did you do do both an update and an upgrade with slapt-get or in gslapt to make sure you had the latest bugfixes?
Title: Re: VL 7.1 RC doesn't see my USB printer.
Post by: Locator on May 25, 2014, 07:32:41 pm
The 32-bit version. And I used whatever version of GSlapt came with VL 7.1 RC2, . And as I have mentioned in other forum postings, my USB mouse pointer keeps freezing on me, fortunately I was able to correct that problen with a "temporary fix", but even so, when I try to log in using my USB keyboard the courser moves but no text appears when I type anything.