Just bought the Samsung ML-2165W/XAC printer because it advertised Linux
support. Downloaded and installed the driver (it claims installation
The user manual seems to be flat out wrong. The Linux install
directions seem to be for Windows.
When the Administrator Login window appears, type "root" in the Login
field and enter the system password.
You must log in as a super user (root) to install the machine software.
If you are not a super user, ask your system administrator.
From the Samsung website, download the Unified Linux Driver package to
Right-click the Unified Linux Driver package and extract the package.
Double click cdroot > autorun.
Note: there is no such named package and their is neither a file named
"cdroot" nor one named "autorun".
At any rate, when I attempt to print a page the printer's activity light
flashes for a long time then stops. CUPS reports "completed".
This occurs regardless of whether there is paper loaded or not.
Cups isn't being very helpful here either. Almost anything
administrator related tells me "Forbidden", but nowhere can I find a way
to "Login" to it.
Part of me says the driver doesn't work and part of me says the printer
Has anybody else had any success with this particular printer model?
Thanks for any help or tips,
I accidentally managed to fill up the live-rw overlay and now my
system won't boot. It falls to the dracut emergency shell complaining
that it cannot mount the root partition.
EXT-4-fs (dm-0): unable to read superblock
SQUASHFS error: squashfs read data failed to read block 0x0
unable to read squashfs_super_block
Can't mount root file system
I've been trying to fix this following instructions at
The key step is:
# echo $'\x01' | dd of=/path/to/overlay-file bs=1 count=1 seek=4 conv=notrunc
But I'm stuck because I'm not sure what /path/to/overlay-file is for
me. Neither of the mentioned files seem present, at least in the
dracut emergency shell.
# dmsetup status does show "live-rw: 0 8388608 snapshot Invalid"
Is this the right way to fix this? Where do I find the right overlay
file to flip the Invalid bit at? Would love to get any advice on this.
Right now I'm stuck with a non-booting system and no way to recover
any data I had on it.
I'm trying to set up a caching name server on a server on my home
network. All the instructions I've been able to find online refer to
the caching-nameserver RPM, but that doesn't seem to be available in
Fedora 20. So my questions are:
* What happened to caching-nameserver?
* What (if anything) has replaced it?
* Are there any good, easy *current* instructions for doing this?
It seems like it should be a fairly cookbook task, so I
shouldn't have to learn all about bind to accomplish it.
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