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Basic support • Re: Scanner installation – Brother DCP-7055W – Mageia 3, KDE

Posted by TerminalAddict | Jabber NZ | Sunday 5 October 2014 7:32 am

Responding a year after the original post is a bit crazy, but I decided to mark this thread solved even though it is not completely solved. Having been forced to install the printer as a network printer on another computer (where CUPS for some reason refused to recognize the USB connection), I returned to my computer and configured the scanner as a network scanner.

Now, when I go to scan with the printer plugged into the computer, the scanner appears with both its network and USB connections (net1;dev0 and bus1;dev2 on my system). However, only the network connection will work for scanning.

I guess Brother was serious about that "W" in the model number!

Statistics: Posted by aguador — Oct 4th, ’14, 21:32


Basic support • Re: Install hangs and computer reboots

Posted by TerminalAddict | Jabber NZ | Sunday 5 October 2014 7:26 am

I tried Mageia 3 CD dual-arch (700MB) from https://www.mageia.org/en/3/download_index.php
I tried all the available modes on boot-menu :
– Default
– No ACPI
– No local APIC
– Safe settings
– 640×480 / 800×600 / text
It always reboots after a quick loading bar.

I will make a try of Mageia-4 Live DVD

Statistics: Posted by abda11ah — Oct 4th, ’14, 21:26


Basic support • Re: Install hangs and computer reboots

Posted by TerminalAddict | Jabber NZ | Sunday 5 October 2014 5:48 am

Sorry – I’d forgotten this detail. Running the installer from the boot menu of the Mageia-4 Live DVD did not work either. Try booting to the live desktop and then clicking on the "Install on Hard Disk" icon on the desktop.

Statistics: Posted by martinw — Oct 4th, ’14, 19:48


Basic support • Re: Install hangs and computer reboots

Posted by TerminalAddict | Jabber NZ | Sunday 5 October 2014 5:02 am

it’s the 4.1 version

Statistics: Posted by abda11ah — Oct 4th, ’14, 19:02


Basic support • Re: Install hangs and computer reboots

Posted by TerminalAddict | Jabber NZ | Sunday 5 October 2014 5:00 am

You did not answer the question:

doktor5000 wrote:
The dualarch DVD, was that Mageia 4 or 3? Did you check the comment from martinw above?

And yes the Mageia 3 media are also available on the download page: https://www.mageia.org/en/3/download_index.php

Statistics: Posted by doktor5000 — Oct 4th, ’14, 19:00


Basic support • Re: Install hangs and computer reboots

Posted by TerminalAddict | Jabber NZ | Sunday 5 October 2014 4:47 am

the dualarch DVD is the one available on this page :
https://www.mageia.org/en/downloads/

Statistics: Posted by abda11ah — Oct 4th, ’14, 18:47


Basic support • Re: Install hangs and computer reboots

Posted by TerminalAddict | Jabber NZ | Sunday 5 October 2014 4:31 am

The dualarch DVD, was that Mageia 4 or 3? Did you check the comment from martinw above?

Statistics: Posted by doktor5000 — Oct 4th, ’14, 18:31


Basic support • Re: installing software / how to required

Posted by TerminalAddict | Jabber NZ | Sunday 5 October 2014 4:28 am

Hi,

As a fellow newbie, let me give you some Mageia specific ways of doing stuff.

If you are looking for a software, let’s say for example chromium browser, it is best to install them using "Install & Remove Software" via Mageia Control Center. Under KDE desktop environment, click on the Mageia Application Launcher Menu button > Tools > System Tools > Mageia Control Center (you will be asked for root password) > and under Software Management click on Install & Remove Software.

If you feel doing it via terminal. elevate yourself as a root user by typing

Code:
su

then type

Code:
urpmi chromium-browser

make sure to type

Code:
exit

to go back the root user or just close the terminal because you would not want to run other commands as a root user.

If you came from MS Windows to Ubuntu then Mageia, you might be looking or downloading installers the windows way like downloading chromium.deb as an example. This is generally not recommended unless you have no other choice or you are provided step by step instructions in installing in a particular Linux distro in our case it will be something like chromium.rpm then we also have the compile from source approach which is more done by seasoned Linux users.

Hope that helps.

Statistics: Posted by bots4ever — Oct 4th, ’14, 18:28


Basic support • Re: Install hangs and computer reboots

Posted by TerminalAddict | Jabber NZ | Sunday 5 October 2014 4:24 am

I just tried the DVD dualarch with XFCE Desktop (1GB sized). When I choose "install Mageai" at boot menu i can see a small cursor that blinks on the top left corner of the screen. I waited about 20 minutes but nothing more, no hard drive activity, no other things than the cursor.

Statistics: Posted by abda11ah — Oct 4th, ’14, 18:24


Welcome on board • Re: Welcome, and feel free to introduce yourself

Posted by TerminalAddict | Jabber NZ | Sunday 5 October 2014 2:05 am

Sure, you are at the right place for making inquiries.
One hint: give searching the forum a first try, before opening a topic. :)

Anyhow, a very warm welcome to the Mageia-forum theoldrailroader!!!!!
Wish you magical times around!!! ;)

Statistics: Posted by isadora — Oct 4th, ’14, 16:05


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