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21 Dec

Bravo! Linux.

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Have been using Fedora Core 4 for a few years. Recently the company purchased a new HP A3 printer that require the upgrade of the printer driver. After searching the HP website for the printer driver, I found my familiar HPOJ driver was no longer actively supported. Instead I have to get the latest HPLIB driver.

Oh, well. That’s OK so far. I went on to download the driver and installed it. Opps,  a bunch of error messages popped up, showing incompatibility with Fedora Core 4. Annoyingly, I tried to update the associate files without success, the chain-files involved were enormous.

Finally I decided to upgrade from Core 4 to Core 5. First of all, read the manual! I did a search on the Fedora Core upgrade… hey! Fedora 10 is now on the way to release, and I am still using the old ancient version! See what Core 10 is all about here.

After much of the searching, a website gave a good guideline on upgrading different Fedora versions. Check this site if you are interested.

Looks simple but… no free lunch! Following the instruction gave me yet another series of compatibility issues. I had to carefully remove the incompatible programs before I can successfully proceed to upgrade the system.

Ding dong ding dong… finally… holly smoke! The package size is 1.7GB. With our current snail speed connection, it took me 3 days to get all files downloaded successfully.

(At press time, I just came across the news about three major fiber optic cables interconnecting Asia and Europe were cut in Mediterranean, causing disruption to the Internet and phone. Bad luck!).

The installation process was rather straight forward. Everything has been taken care of. What I needed to do was sit back and relax, watching the progress bar rolling… and the moment of truth came, bingo! It was upgraded to Fedora Core 5.

I am yet to upgrade from Core 5 to Core 6, then Core 6 to Core 7, then Core 7 to Core 8… I think I am going to stop at Core 8, as I think Core 9 and Core 10 require substantial hardware resource to deliver good performance. My old junk wouldn’t be able to cope with it.

Upgrading through the network.. this is something you cannot do with Windows. Linux bravo!!

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  1. Yijia
    December 24th, 2008 at 05:24 | #1


    • drkhtang
      December 24th, 2008 at 09:14 | #2


  2. Yijia
    December 23rd, 2008 at 14:08 | #3

    可以列印東西了 可是不知道要怎麼掃描…

    • drkhtang
      December 23rd, 2008 at 16:39 | #4


  3. Yijia
    December 23rd, 2008 at 14:04 | #5

    我裝了 也顯示安裝成功了
    可是怎麼找不到操作軟體? 很奇怪… 🙁

  4. Yijia
    December 23rd, 2008 at 04:09 | #6

    …好像是這樣喔?! 🙁 唉~唉~唉~

    • drkhtang
      December 23rd, 2008 at 10:59 | #7

      🙂 嘻嘻。

  5. Yijia
    December 23rd, 2008 at 04:08 | #8

    我的印表機上是HP Photosmart C3180 all-in-one
    可是我到HP的官往去下載 安裝到一半就說有問題不能完成 每次都這樣 還會讓我電腦當機 需要強制關機 看起來並得不輕…
    奇怪的是 我用軟體自行搜索硬體 硬體顯示C3100型號

  6. Yijia
    December 22nd, 2008 at 02:18 | #10

    我的Laptop安裝Microsoft Windows XP
    裝HP Printer Driver的時候困難重重 搞得電腦莫名其妙的問題 一直到現在都沒能順利安裝成功
    不過是個Printer搞得烏煙瘴氣的 🙁 唉~ 唉~ 唉~

    • drkhtang
      December 22nd, 2008 at 11:16 | #11


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