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  • Richard Bown
    On Thu, 18 Apr 2013 02:20:51 -0000 ... Well its now printing albeit very slowly,, but withing 5 mins of putting a test page in the queue. I found a slightly
    Message 1 of 11 , Apr 19, 2013
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      On Thu, 18 Apr 2013 02:20:51 -0000
      "oddballhero" <oddballhero@...> wrote:

      > You can use "top" to check on the processes running. You can also use "free" to check your
      > memory status. In my office, I've been using one of my NSLU2 with SlugOS as a print/scan-server
      > for my HP Scanner/Printer for some time now and been running pretty well. The Epson shouldn't be
      > more of a challenge.
      >
      Well its now printing albeit very slowly,, but withing 5 mins of putting a test page in the queue.
      I found a slightly faster flash, and loaded several times, before , I only partition 4 GB of the 8
      GB stick, then it booted OK.
      Running top while printing shows usage up to 85% but memory only 50%. I hoping the faster flash
      stick will speed things up, as it is swapping during the process. I hope replacing it with a
      pogoplug later next week will speed things up enough. Its not cups that hogs the processor its the
      page rendering.
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      --
      Best wishes / 73
      Richard Bown

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    • oddballhero
      Sounds like you actually used the cups printer driver and doing most of the processing on the NSLU2. What I did instead and mind you, I used SlugOS, is to use
      Message 2 of 11 , Apr 19, 2013
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        Sounds like you actually used the cups printer driver and doing most of the processing on the NSLU2. What I did instead and mind you, I used SlugOS, is to use the instructions on http://www.nslu2-linux.org/wiki/HowTo/AddPrinter . It references the pass through hp990c driver. I load the actual driver on the local machine so most of the processing happens there before it goes to the remote NSLU2 cups server. You could also setup the p910nd daemon, instead, but it does not allow for spooling while the other way does.

        --- In nslu2-general@yahoogroups.com, Richard Bown <richard@...> wrote:
        >
        > On Thu, 18 Apr 2013 02:20:51 -0000
        > "oddballhero" <oddballhero@...> wrote:
        >
        > > You can use "top" to check on the processes running. You can also use "free" to check your
        > > memory status. In my office, I've been using one of my NSLU2 with SlugOS as a print/scan-server
        > > for my HP Scanner/Printer for some time now and been running pretty well. The Epson shouldn't be
        > > more of a challenge.
        > >
        > Well its now printing albeit very slowly,, but withing 5 mins of putting a test page in the queue.
        > I found a slightly faster flash, and loaded several times, before , I only partition 4 GB of the 8
        > GB stick, then it booted OK.
        > Running top while printing shows usage up to 85% but memory only 50%. I hoping the faster flash
        > stick will speed things up, as it is swapping during the process. I hope replacing it with a
        > pogoplug later next week will speed things up enough. Its not cups that hogs the processor its the
        > page rendering.
        > --
        > --
        > Best wishes / 73
        > Richard Bown
        >
        > Email : richard@...
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        > QRV VHF 6mtrs 200W, 4 mtrs 150W, 2mtrs 350W, 70cms 200W
        > Microwave 23 cms 140W, 13 cms 100W, 6 cms 0W & 3cms 5W
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      • Richard Bown
        On Fri, 19 Apr 2013 23:58:31 -0000 ... Interesting, that you load the driver on the local machine before passing it to the remote cups server. How did you do
        Message 3 of 11 , Apr 20, 2013
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          On Fri, 19 Apr 2013 23:58:31 -0000
          "oddballhero" <oddballhero@...> wrote:

          > Sounds like you actually used the cups printer driver and doing most of the processing on the
          > NSLU2. What I did instead and mind you, I used SlugOS, is to use the instructions on
          > http://www.nslu2-linux.org/wiki/HowTo/AddPrinter . It references the pass through hp990c
          > driver. I load the actual driver on the local machine so most of the processing happens there
          > before it goes to the remote NSLU2 cups server. You could also setup the p910nd daemon, instead,
          > but it does not allow for spooling while the other way does.
          >
          Interesting, that you load the driver on the local machine before passing it to the remote cups
          server. How did you do that ?. the remote cups server, NSLU2, will broadcast the HP990c. , so how
          do you get the local cups client to handle the Epson R285 data.
          I did look at the wiki page and tried with slugos, but I could not get the cups control page with
          elinks, both local on the NSLU2 and remotely I got page 404. Thats why in the end I went with
          Debian.
          Thanks

          --
          --
          Best wishes / 73
          Richard Bown

          Email : richard@...
          HTTP :http://www.g8jvm.info
          nil carborundum a illegitemis
          ##################################################################################
          Ham Call G8JVM . OS Fedora FC18 x86_64 on a Dell Inspiron N5030 laptop
          Maidenhead QRA: IO82SP38, LAT. 52 39.720' N LONG. 2 28.171 W ( degs+mins )
          QRV VHF 6mtrs 200W, 4 mtrs 150W, 2mtrs 350W, 70cms 200W
          Microwave 23 cms 140W, 13 cms 100W, 6 cms 0W & 3cms 5W
          ##################################################################################
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        • oddballhero
          You probably couldn t get to the cups:631 page because you didn t set up the proper authorizations in /opt/etc/cups/cupsd.conf ( Allow From 127.0.0.1 and if
          Message 4 of 11 , Apr 20, 2013
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            You probably couldn't get to the cups:631 page because you didn't set up the proper authorizations in "/opt/etc/cups/cupsd.conf" ("Allow From 127.0.0.1" and if you want from your desktop "Allow From 192.168.X.0/24", change this to your proper subnet, check "man cupsd.conf"). You should also check to make sure cups is actually working with ps. If it is, then it is an authorization problem. Maurice set up an Epson using the info on "http://www.nslu2-linux.org/wiki/HowTo/AddPrinter". You probably need to make sure that the mime files in "/opt/etc/cups" have the raw options uncommented (might be raw files in your Debian version). You can Google "cups pass through" and "cups local raw printer" for more info. Use the internet printing protocol on your local machine. You could do the same thing in Debian (or any other Linux), just depends on variations in CUPS version.

            --- In nslu2-general@yahoogroups.com, Richard Bown <richard@...> wrote:
            >
            > On Fri, 19 Apr 2013 23:58:31 -0000
            > "oddballhero" <oddballhero@...> wrote:
            >
            > > Sounds like you actually used the cups printer driver and doing most of the processing on the
            > > NSLU2. What I did instead and mind you, I used SlugOS, is to use the instructions on
            > > http://www.nslu2-linux.org/wiki/HowTo/AddPrinter . It references the pass through hp990c
            > > driver. I load the actual driver on the local machine so most of the processing happens there
            > > before it goes to the remote NSLU2 cups server. You could also setup the p910nd daemon, instead,
            > > but it does not allow for spooling while the other way does.
            > >
            > Interesting, that you load the driver on the local machine before passing it to the remote cups
            > server. How did you do that ?. the remote cups server, NSLU2, will broadcast the HP990c. , so how
            > do you get the local cups client to handle the Epson R285 data.
            > I did look at the wiki page and tried with slugos, but I could not get the cups control page with
            > elinks, both local on the NSLU2 and remotely I got page 404. Thats why in the end I went with
            > Debian.
            > Thanks
            >
            > --
            > --
            > Best wishes / 73
            > Richard Bown
            >
            > Email : richard@...
            > HTTP :http://www.g8jvm.info
            > nil carborundum a illegitemis
            > ##################################################################################
            > Ham Call G8JVM . OS Fedora FC18 x86_64 on a Dell Inspiron N5030 laptop
            > Maidenhead QRA: IO82SP38, LAT. 52 39.720' N LONG. 2 28.171 W ( degs+mins )
            > QRV VHF 6mtrs 200W, 4 mtrs 150W, 2mtrs 350W, 70cms 200W
            > Microwave 23 cms 140W, 13 cms 100W, 6 cms 0W & 3cms 5W
            > ##################################################################################
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            >
          • Richard Bown
            On Sat, 20 Apr 2013 19:21:42 -0000 ... Many thanks for that , As soon as the new flash drives arrive, I guess Monday, I ll clone the current image, and try
            Message 5 of 11 , Apr 20, 2013
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              On Sat, 20 Apr 2013 19:21:42 -0000
              "oddballhero" <oddballhero@...> wrote:

              > You probably couldn't get to the cups:631 page because you didn't set up the proper
              > authorizations in "/opt/etc/cups/cupsd.conf" ("Allow From 127.0.0.1" and if you want from your
              > desktop "Allow From 192.168.X.0/24", change this to your proper subnet, check "man cupsd.conf").
              > You should also check to make sure cups is actually working with ps. If it is, then it is an
              > authorization problem. Maurice set up an Epson using the info on
              > "http://www.nslu2-linux.org/wiki/HowTo/AddPrinter". You probably need to make sure that the mime
              > files in "/opt/etc/cups" have the raw options uncommented (might be raw files in your Debian
              > version). You can Google "cups pass through" and "cups local raw printer" for more info. Use
              > the internet printing protocol on your local machine. You could do the same thing in Debian (or
              > any other Linux), just depends on variations in CUPS version.
              >
              Many thanks for that , As soon as the new flash drives arrive, I guess Monday, I'll clone the
              current image, and try that again.
              I have a major problem with my Philips TU pro webcam, its semi died , the images are low res, over
              exposed , it could be used for movement detection , but you'd never tell what moved :(
              I'm beginning how difficult at times it is to run a machine headless

              Any suggestions for a low cost web cam that will give a reasonable definition/quality picture. Its
              only going to be used to capture intruder images, hopefully none. Or maybe what the cat does when
              we go out, something I might find on ebay $20 or less.

              Thanks for the help




              > --- In nslu2-general@yahoogroups.com, Richard Bown <richard@...> wrote:
              > >
              > > On Fri, 19 Apr 2013 23:58:31 -0000
              > > "oddballhero" <oddballhero@...> wrote:
              > >
              > > > Sounds like you actually used the cups printer driver and doing most of the processing on the
              > > > NSLU2. What I did instead and mind you, I used SlugOS, is to use the instructions on
              > > > http://www.nslu2-linux.org/wiki/HowTo/AddPrinter . It references the pass through hp990c
              > > > driver. I load the actual driver on the local machine so most of the processing happens there
              > > > before it goes to the remote NSLU2 cups server. You could also setup the p910nd daemon,
              > > > instead, but it does not allow for spooling while the other way does.
              > > >
              > > Interesting, that you load the driver on the local machine before passing it to the remote cups
              > > server. How did you do that ?. the remote cups server, NSLU2, will broadcast the HP990c. , so
              > > how do you get the local cups client to handle the Epson R285 data.
              > > I did look at the wiki page and tried with slugos, but I could not get the cups control page
              > > with elinks, both local on the NSLU2 and remotely I got page 404. Thats why in the end I went
              > > with Debian.
              > > Thanks

              --
              --
              Best wishes / 73
              Richard Bown

              Email : richard@...
              HTTP :http://www.g8jvm.info
              nil carborundum a illegitemis
              ##################################################################################
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              Maidenhead QRA: IO82SP38, LAT. 52 39.720' N LONG. 2 28.171 W ( degs+mins )
              QRV VHF 6mtrs 200W, 4 mtrs 150W, 2mtrs 350W, 70cms 200W
              Microwave 23 cms 140W, 13 cms 100W, 6 cms 0W & 3cms 5W
              ##################################################################################
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            • oddballhero
              Any Linux supported one should work, just Google Linux usb webcam . You might need a powered hub since some can really draw some current. You can check with
              Message 6 of 11 , Apr 20, 2013
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                Any Linux supported one should work, just Google "Linux usb webcam". You might need a powered hub since some can really draw some current. You can check with "cat /proc/bus/usb/devices" if you have usbfs mounted on /proc/bus/usb or "usb-devices" on newer systems. I had an stv680 camera that would draw quite a bit of power.
                Like I said previously, an IP cam like a Foscam clone works pretty well and can also feed a small arm server running "motion" like bturrie mentioned or be standalone. I actually use an easycap 002 cctv capture dongle for 4 feeds. I think several companies already makes a compact 4 channel ip cctv server like http://www.ambery.com/4webvisewitv.html.
                The Ubuntu guys have a webpage https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Webcam that has a link to a list of recommended webcams and there is an older list at http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/html_single/Webcam-HOWTO/ . I have an older ibmcam and can tell you the picture is not very good so I wouldn't buy that.

                --- In nslu2-general@yahoogroups.com, Richard Bown <richard@...> wrote:
                >
                > On Sat, 20 Apr 2013 19:21:42 -0000
                > "oddballhero" <oddballhero@...> wrote:
                >
                > > You probably couldn't get to the cups:631 page because you didn't set up the proper
                > > authorizations in "/opt/etc/cups/cupsd.conf" ("Allow From 127.0.0.1" and if you want from your
                > > desktop "Allow From 192.168.X.0/24", change this to your proper subnet, check "man cupsd.conf").
                > > You should also check to make sure cups is actually working with ps. If it is, then it is an
                > > authorization problem. Maurice set up an Epson using the info on
                > > "http://www.nslu2-linux.org/wiki/HowTo/AddPrinter". You probably need to make sure that the mime
                > > files in "/opt/etc/cups" have the raw options uncommented (might be raw files in your Debian
                > > version). You can Google "cups pass through" and "cups local raw printer" for more info. Use
                > > the internet printing protocol on your local machine. You could do the same thing in Debian (or
                > > any other Linux), just depends on variations in CUPS version.
                > >
                > Many thanks for that , As soon as the new flash drives arrive, I guess Monday, I'll clone the
                > current image, and try that again.
                > I have a major problem with my Philips TU pro webcam, its semi died , the images are low res, over
                > exposed , it could be used for movement detection , but you'd never tell what moved :(
                > I'm beginning how difficult at times it is to run a machine headless
                >
                > Any suggestions for a low cost web cam that will give a reasonable definition/quality picture. Its
                > only going to be used to capture intruder images, hopefully none. Or maybe what the cat does when
                > we go out, something I might find on ebay $20 or less.
                >
                > Thanks for the help
                >
                >
                >
                >
                > > --- In nslu2-general@yahoogroups.com, Richard Bown <richard@> wrote:
                > > >
                > > > On Fri, 19 Apr 2013 23:58:31 -0000
                > > > "oddballhero" <oddballhero@> wrote:
                > > >
                > > > > Sounds like you actually used the cups printer driver and doing most of the processing on the
                > > > > NSLU2. What I did instead and mind you, I used SlugOS, is to use the instructions on
                > > > > http://www.nslu2-linux.org/wiki/HowTo/AddPrinter . It references the pass through hp990c
                > > > > driver. I load the actual driver on the local machine so most of the processing happens there
                > > > > before it goes to the remote NSLU2 cups server. You could also setup the p910nd daemon,
                > > > > instead, but it does not allow for spooling while the other way does.
                > > > >
                > > > Interesting, that you load the driver on the local machine before passing it to the remote cups
                > > > server. How did you do that ?. the remote cups server, NSLU2, will broadcast the HP990c. , so
                > > > how do you get the local cups client to handle the Epson R285 data.
                > > > I did look at the wiki page and tried with slugos, but I could not get the cups control page
                > > > with elinks, both local on the NSLU2 and remotely I got page 404. Thats why in the end I went
                > > > with Debian.
                > > > Thanks
                >
                > --
                > --
                > Best wishes / 73
                > Richard Bown
                >
                > Email : richard@...
                > HTTP :http://www.g8jvm.info
                > nil carborundum a illegitemis
                > ##################################################################################
                > Ham Call G8JVM . OS Fedora FC18 x86_64 on a Dell Inspiron N5030 laptop
                > Maidenhead QRA: IO82SP38, LAT. 52 39.720' N LONG. 2 28.171 W ( degs+mins )
                > QRV VHF 6mtrs 200W, 4 mtrs 150W, 2mtrs 350W, 70cms 200W
                > Microwave 23 cms 140W, 13 cms 100W, 6 cms 0W & 3cms 5W
                > ##################################################################################
                > Please do not use the e-mail address of richard@...
                > Mail hosted by 1and1, Domain screwed up by 1and1 and Freeparking
                >
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