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I have the hplip driver. Not sure how to use it.
    
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Alright, I figured out how to use it but it can't find a PPD for it. I know there has to be one. It worked under Ubuntu.
    
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http://www.archlinux.org/packages/?s...gged=&limit=50


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http://www.archlinux.org/packages/

That's going to be extremely useful for you. I really wish they had a better way to do inquiries for the package manager. All I've gotten is "search the pacakge database or AUR", which works but I don't like having an extra tab open in when they could just build a GUI to search the database for me. Yes I'm lazy, yes I think that would be something a developer can and should do. I know Arch is supposed to be minimalistic and all, but I really think they could do that. I know GUI's are the devil, they aren't minimalistic, but dang this is the 21st century! When do we ever get to change the idea of minimalistic. lol
Edited by mushroomboy - 1/12/11 at 7:08pm
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Progress? I got the printer installed! I can see it. It's there in my gnome/cups deal. Won't print though.

I hope you guys can see I'm serious about trying to solve my own problems. I'm not here just to sponge knowledge off of you guys.
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I got it solved!
    
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Sharing help and ideas is one of the reasons Linux is better than Windows...Kinda related, how would I get my printer (HP Color Laserjet 1600) to print in colour? Linux only does Black and white..
    
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That's going to be extremely useful for you. I really wish they had a better way to do inquiries for the package manager. All I've gotten is "search the pacakge database or AUR", which works but I don't like having an extra tab open in when they could just build a GUI to search the database for me. Yes I'm lazy, yes I think that would be something a developer can and should do. I know Arch is supposed to be minimalistic and all, but I really think they could do that. I know GUI's are the devil, they aren't minimalistic, but dang this is the 21st century! When do we ever get to change the idea of minimalistic. lol
Use pacman -Ssi if you want to query the package database.



Also, highly recommend you install guake. (pacman -Sy guake)
    
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Sharing help and ideas is one of the reasons Linux is better than Windows...Kinda related, how would I get my printer (HP Color Laserjet 1600) to print in colour? Linux only does Black and white..
My printer has all sorts of configurations. It might be in there. Like if I was print a photo in gimp, there is a page set up and I can change my printer's settings.

I'm fairly sure you can print in color because in Ubuntu, when I installed this printer, I did a test page and I'm almost positive it came out in color.
    
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http://www.archlinux.org/packages/?s...gged=&limit=50


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http://www.archlinux.org/packages/

That's going to be extremely useful for you. I really wish they had a better way to do inquiries for the package manager. All I've gotten is "search the pacakge database or AUR", which works but I don't like having an extra tab open in when they could just build a GUI to search the database for me. Yes I'm lazy, yes I think that would be something a developer can and should do. I know Arch is supposed to be minimalistic and all, but I really think they could do that. I know GUI's are the devil, they aren't minimalistic, but dang this is the 21st century! When do we ever get to change the idea of minimalistic. lol
Already have that, the forums and the wiki bookmarked
    
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Good work! You can't possibly botch things up as bad as I did today... I was trying to get google earth installed and for some reason it applied perverse file permissions. I had to first chmod 755 / and then re-install half my system so that the libs and everything got the proper permissions back. ****in lame as hell! lol Lucky I knew what the problem was as soon as I restarted.
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