Sep 11, 2004

USB Devices: Printer, Handheld and MMC/SD Card Reader

Yesterday and today I've spent almost all my freetime setting up my USB devices

  • USB Printer: HP Deskjet 3650
  • USB Handheld: Palm Zire 71
  • USB MMC/SD Card Reader: Palm

USB Printer

  1. We need the printer module from the USB Devices
  2. Then: apt-get install cupsys hpijs foomatic-db-hpijs
  3. Get the current HP's driver
  4. # /etc/init.d/cupsys restart
  5. Add your printer using the CUPS manager.
    $ mozilla-firefox http://localhost:631
  6. Test it, have fun

USB Handheld

  1. We need the visor module from the USB Serial
  2. Then: apt-get install pilot-link jpilot
  3. Ask the answer from dpkg
  4. Run terminal, then $ jpilot
  5. Test it, have fun

USB MMC/SD Card Reader

  1. We need the store module from the USB Storage
  2. Then: apt-get install sg3-utils
  3. Plug the reader, then: # cat /proc/scsi/scsi
  4. Then: # sg_scan -i && sg_map
  5. Mount it, test it, have fun
  6. Don't forget to umount it when finished

The printer works pretty well, the palm works pretty well and the card reader works pretty well. Everything goes fine.

I learned today: 'Too close for being an end-user environment'