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VL 7.1 RC doesn't see my USB printer.
« on: May 17, 2014, 09:59:59 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.
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Re: VL 7.1 RC doesn't see my USB printer.
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2014, 11:12:42 am »
Are you using RC1?

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Re: VL 7.1 RC doesn't see my USB printer.
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2014, 01:05:21 pm »
Yes.

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Re: VL 7.1 RC doesn't see my USB printer.
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2014, 02:25:27 pm »
i do believe thats fixed in rc2?
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Re: VL 7.1 RC doesn't see my USB printer.
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2014, 03:18:21 am »
USB printing works in RC2.

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Re: VL 7.1 RC doesn't see my USB printer.
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2014, 04:32:44 pm »
GREAT!!! Now where do I download it from?

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Re: VL 7.1 RC doesn't see my USB printer.
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2014, 06:06:03 pm »
Thank you.

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Re: VL 7.1 RC doesn't see my USB printer.
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2014, 03:20:53 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)   >:(.

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Re: VL 7.1 RC doesn't see my USB printer.
« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2014, 01:05:25 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?
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Re: VL 7.1 RC doesn't see my USB printer.
« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2014, 06:32:41 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.