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I have 2 old printers and I have problems with BOTH of them with LM18.3 Mate 64-bit. I am running LiveMedia from USB ROM. Linux has always been "Printer Hell" for me.
My HP LaserJet 5000 on a parallel port is next to my desk and loads fine through the Control Center > Printers ... in LM15! It still appears in newer versions, but I have spent MANY hours and have NEVER gotten it to work, even after MANY hours of playing with Control Center, HPLIP, and anything else I could find. If I need to print on it, I just boot up LM15, which gets to be a pain.
The Brother MFC-7360N is upstairs, and I have gotten it to run manually about 4 years ago. HERE. I run LiveMedia from ROM, currently trying LM18.3 Mate 64b, and I have scripts to briskly load applications with "dpkg" using locally stored files. I am trying to set up a script to load the Brother printer this way. I did actually get the printer to run for the first time yesterday with the old printer-specific drivers, but it was a terribly messy process that required an Internet connection to support quite a few "apt" steps, and I am trying to avoid that.
I have the old printer-specific drivers, but they are 32 bit versions. I have (I think?) all of the files that I need to do the installation, UNLESS, during the apt stuff that ran yesterday something invisibly got complied. I am stopped right now trying to get the library files set up properly to support the 32-bit drivers on the 64-bit OS. The objective is to satisfy all of the dependencies to load the printer driver and the cups wrapper files.
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# dpkg --print-architecture --> amd64 (No surprise!) # dpkg --print-foreign-architectures --> i386 # dpkg --get-selections | grep libc6 --> libc6:amd64 install # dpkg --get-selections | grep libgcc1 --> libgcc1:amd64 install echo 'These 2 commands work!' sudo dpkg -i libtool-bin_2.4.6-0.1_amd64.deb sudo dpkg -i gcc-6-base_6.0.1-0ubuntu1_i386.deb echo 'These 2 commands fail with dependency issues in either order ...' sudo dpkg -i libgcc1_1%3a6.0.1-0ubuntu1_i386.deb sudo dpkg -i libc6_2.23-0ubuntu9_i386.deb # The objective is to get these 2 Brother 32-bit files loaded sudo dpkg -i --force-all mfc7360nlpr-2.1.0-1.i386.deb sudo dpkg -i --force-all cupswrapperMFC7360N-2.0.4-2.i386.deb
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Selecting previously unselected package libgcc1:i386. (Reading database ... 220059 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to unpack libgcc1_1%3a6.0.1-0ubuntu1_i386.deb ... Unpacking libgcc1:i386 (1:6.0.1-0ubuntu1) ... dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of libgcc1:i386: libgcc1:i386 depends on libc6 (>= 2.2.4). [NOTE: libc6 is already the newest version (2.23-0ubuntu9).] dpkg: error processing package libgcc1:i386 (--install): dependency problems - leaving unconfigured Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.23-0ubuntu9) ... Errors were encountered while processing: libgcc1:i386 Selecting previously unselected package libc6:i386. (Reading database ... 220061 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to unpack libc6_2.23-0ubuntu9_i386.deb ... Unpacking libc6:i386 (2.23-0ubuntu9) ... dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of libc6:i386: libc6:i386 depends on libgcc1; however: Package libgcc1:i386 is not configured yet. dpkg: error processing package libc6:i386 (--install): dependency problems - leaving unconfigured Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.23-0ubuntu9) ... Errors were encountered while processing: libc6:i386
As I said, I am NOT a programmer ... just a Linux user, but I really do want to get access to a printer on my 18.3 system so I don't have to keep switching OS versions. Yes, I have spent HOURS on Google looking at MANY different topics, including
Thank you for any and all comments, suggestions, and assistance.
Blessings in abundance, all the best, & ENJOY!
Art in Carlisle, PA USA