Posted by: poche | August 8, 2008

Canon PIXMA IP1700 On OpenSUSE 11.0

Hi there..

Again, i will brought you a how-to. This time is about Canon PIXMA IP1700 InkJet Printer on OpenSUSE 11.0.
Firstly, there were some package that you must install on your machine before you can continue.

First install gtk by typing
sudo zypper in gtk libxml libpng3
This installation will provide dependencies that needed by the printer driver package.

Second, download the printer driver at Here. Then Extract the folder everywhere you like. After that, install all the package inside the Folder, As far as i remember there were four package inside.

Third, after the installation finished, do some touch on the provided PPD file. You can found it at /usr/share/cups/model/canonip2200.ppd. (if you prefer, this step was not needed if you don’t need it.. ^_^)

Change THIS

*OpenUI *Resolution/Output Resolution: PickOne
*DefaultResolution: 600
*Resolution 600/600 dpi: "<</HWResolution[600 600]>>setpagedevice"
*CloseUI: *Resolution


*OpenUI *Resolution/Output Resolution: PickOne
*DefaultResolution: 600
*Resolution 600/600 dpi: "<</HWResolution[600 600]>>setpagedevice"
*Resolution 1200/1200 dpi: "<</HWResolution[1200 1200]>>setpagedevice"
*Resolution 2400/2400 dpi: "<</HWResolution[2400 2400]>>setpagedevice"
*CloseUI: *Resolution

Then save the file.

FYI, you can edit the file by using
sudo kate /usr/share/cups/model/canonip2200.ppd
or you can copy the canonip2200.ppd file to somewhere that you can edit then replace the old file with sudo command.

Fourth, Install your printer via CUPS. Open your favourite browser, then type “localhost:631” in the address bar, this should brought you to some page with CUPS writings on top of it. Then, click add printer. After that, insert Printer name, Location, and Description. This Information is up to you. Then, assign a device that attached to your machine. Make sure your printer is turned on. And click continue. After that, use the PPD file that you had customized earlier by clicking “Browse”. Last, click “Add Printer”.

Fifth, Try Print Test Page. If There were something wrong, please give me feedback.


OpenSUSE 11.0 KDE 4.1

EDIT-ed again

i already fix the script that you need to modified, so it will be safe to copy and paste it..

Posted by: poche | August 6, 2008

TP-Link WN321G in openSUSE 11.0

SInce i using openSUSE 11.0, and this Wireless USB so i need to find the firmware. Because this USB Wireless wasn’t defaultly supported.

First, i download the firmware in tarball format. Here is the link for download

After that, compile the driver inside the Module folder. Pay attention to this, to compile you need “make”, “kernel-source”, “gcc”, so you need to type sudo in zypper make kernel-source gcc. After that, go to folder Module, using cd command inside the terminal. Then, type make, then sudo make install.

After this done, type su, then modprobe rt73

What i get in openSUSE was, activity like modprobe, init, etc. you can’t just done it by sudo command, but you have to do su command, then as root, do the modprobe or init or etc command.

Happy trying, waiting for your feedback

Posted by: poche | August 4, 2008

openSUSE 11.0

Last night, i tried to download the openSUSE 11.0 ISO file. Since i was in the mood to try something new. This morning i try to install it, openSUSE give a nice GUI i think. FYI, i download the KDE version, not the Gnome one. Later on, i wonder where do the desktop effects going.. so i checked it. I found that it wasn’t enabled yet, so i enabled it. But still no respond. I keep looking, i found that the VGA driver was not Nvidia, so i try to install it. and the problem begins…

First time i tought that it would be easy as ubuntu did. But i was wrong. I don’t know why, but i already checked the package that i need (and so it says on many articles and threads) but my openSUSE still using VESA as the driver. Now, i’m wondering perhaps, my 7300GT was not supported by Nvidia driver that included in the package.. Or perhaps, there were anything wrong…

I dont know.. Please help.. m_ _m

Posted by: poche | July 27, 2008

Sorry… Just Came Back…

To all readers,
i hereby to pronounce that i just been away for while. Since i had 21 days of practice in forest at Walad Education Forest. But now i’m already at home.


Posted by: poche | July 5, 2008

Canon Pixma iP1880

This Driver actually can be used in any printer that using PIXMA iP1800 driver. But, since in my hometown there were so many PIXMA iP1880 sold in the market, so i only research for this only..

download package cnijfilter-common_2.70-3_i386.deb dan cnijfilter-ip1800series_2.70-3_i386.deb

wget -c
wget -c

sudo dpkg -i cnijfilter-common_2.70-3_i386.deb cnijfilter-ip1800series_2.70-3_i386.deb

Since this package needs libtiff3 and mostly people have libtiff4, so you need to make a symbolic link by doing this in terminal

cd /usr/lib/
sudo ln -s ./ ./

After that, you can use your PIXMA iP1880

Posted by: poche | June 26, 2008

My Another Blog

Since i cannot keep my posts that seems like junk, i decided to make another blog that will be consist of those “junks”. So starting from now, on cradleoflife only consist posts that related with Linux, Ubuntu, Movies, Songs, Technology, etc. except my own love life story. Because, this will be posted in cradleoflove

Posted by: poche | June 25, 2008

Hypnotized… By a Story?!?!

Densha Otoko is a japanese drama that aired in japan on 2005 ago. if we see the time it aired, it quite long till i watched this drama. Well its because on 2005, i’m not a fan yet (i want to say “otaku”, but i’m not otaku-like yet, so i used “fan”).

I’m not describing the story here, because you can read it on the Wiki (and everywhere everytime you type Densha Otoko on google) but, what i’m trying to say here was this story was so hypnotizing. I mean, easily you can feel like you were the main subject (or maybe just me, because i kinda had some problems like that)

Anyway, to people who havent watched it yet, watch it.. its a good movie. I rarely find a movie that can make me cry.. :’)

It feels like Hypnotized!!

Posted by: poche | June 22, 2008

GPU Temperature added to conky

Since my new conky configuration, i haven’t made any changes to .conkyrc file. Yesterday, i try to add Nvidia GPU temperature monitor to my conky.. its simple..

First, you must have nvidia-settings installed on your box. if you haven’t then, you should install it. You can install it via synaptic package manager (using keyword nvidia-settings) or, you can install it via terminal by typing “sudo apt-get install nvidia-settings” (without quotes). And remember, that this is only for Nvidia-based GPU.

After that, you can add this line to your conky config (the conkyrc file) anywhere in the line

"${execi 60 nvidia-settings -query GPUCoreTemp | perl -ne 'print $1 if /GPUCoreTemp.*?: (\d+)./;'} °C"

(without quotes)

And Tada…. you have the GPU temperature monitor on your conky.. Here is the screenshot.

Feel free to comment.. ^o^


The reason, that the command getting failed is because, WordPress converting the quote mark (') to (‘) which would red differently on text editor if you directly copy and paste the code.. And its my fault for not using <code> html code in the syntax above.. my bad..

Posted by: poche | June 13, 2008

Since I Can’t Understand You

This is a my-self-story post. Feel free to comment and read…

After spending long time to know, few conflicts, numerous chats, I still can’t understand you
There were a time when i just now your name. There were a time when we talk like friend. There were a time when we silent like enemies. There were a time we close like lovers. But still i can’t understand you.

Who am i suppose to blame? My self as a stupid person that can’t even understand you. Or you that was so complicated and makes me become stupid? Or maybe we both wrong because lack of communications?

Posted by: poche | June 11, 2008

New Screen Capture

Just now, i using conky again.. I dunno, just cant stand with screenlets. I get the conky config and font from here, but with little tweak and adaptation to my sistem. Since this conky using HDDtemp and lm-sensors to work. So, i highly recommend that, if you want to use this kind of conky config, read How-To for lm-sensors first. Because, lm-sensors is very-very machine-dependent, so there is a chance for my config can’t work on yours. But, this conky config is worth to try, because its very nice!! My New Screenshot

This is little How-To perhaps can help

At first, read the readme!!!, and then edit the .conkyrc file. change “thinkpad_hwmon” to something else that your sensors were depends to. As for me, my sensors were using it87 for detection, and in /sys/bus/platform/devices/ folder which has name similiar like it87 was it87.656, so i change the “thinkpad_hwmon” to “it87.656” (without quotes). for the “temp 1” or “temp 2” you may change to the most reasonable temperature when you type “sensors” in terminal. As for me, when i type sensors it appears like this :

Adapter: ISA adapter
VCore 1:     +1.33 V  (min =  +0.00 V, max =  +4.08 V)
VCore 2:     +2.56 V  (min =  +0.00 V, max =  +4.08 V)
+3.3V:       +3.26 V  (min =  +0.00 V, max =  +4.08 V)
+5V:         +4.95 V  (min =  +0.00 V, max =  +6.85 V)
+12V:       +12.48 V  (min =  +0.00 V, max = +16.32 V)
-12V:       -13.12 V  (min = -27.36 V, max =  +3.93 V)
-5V:         -5.26 V  (min = -13.64 V, max =  +4.03 V)
Stdby:       +6.85 V  (min =  +0.00 V, max =  +6.85 V)
VBat:        +4.08 V
fan1:       3110 RPM  (min = 2657 RPM, div = 2)
fan2:          0 RPM  (min =    0 RPM, div = 2)
fan3:          0 RPM  (min =    0 RPM, div = 2)
M/B Temp:    -55.0°C  (low  = +127.0°C, high = +127.0°C)  sensor = transistor
CPU Temp:     -2.0°C  (low  = +127.0°C, high = +127.0°C)  sensor = transistor
Temp3:       +59.0°C  (low  = +127.0°C, high = +70.0°C)  sensor = thermal diode
cpu0_vid:   +1.388 V

The “M/B Temp” was “temp 1”; “CPU Temp” was “temp 2” and “Temp 3” was “temp 3”. Since i feel that temp 2 was wrong, so i replace “temp 2” with “temp 3”

The Net Upload/Download Meter in the original config was using Wireless Lan. If you do using this, then its ok. But, if you use a wire, then replace “wlan0” with “eth0”

For Alternative, or if you want to use my config, then you could have it here (dont forget to erase the .odt ^^)

The Wallpaper i use is from here and the Iconset is from here

Feel free to comment if you have questions

Sorry for my bad english


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