Success, many thanks. As promised, i'm going to make notes so others can follow more easily. Note dear reader, the following is being done on a Puppy Linux distro. Very nice (small /quick) but may be different than other distros. Also note i'm writing 2 days after the fact so if i put ** it indicates i may be a little fuzzy on the details per a note you'll find
I didn't do the 1st 4 lines as it had been done already, but i think it would be easier for other folk to do as you suggest. Very concise. Newbies: what he means is that you must open a console window which in puppy is the rxvt icon on your screen. Before you open it, bring up the rox filer window and navigate to /mnt/home. Right click on an empty space, select window, select 'open terminal here' then enter the above first two commands.
Note that in rickrich's window above you see a $, our rxvt uses # instead, don't add the $
You can use his 3rd command or you can use your rox window to navigate to the directory he mentions - in my case it ended up being in /initrd/mnt/dev_sav/foo2zjs. Just a way of cd = changing directory.
Take a deep breath
execute his 4th line, make
You will see a bunch of stuff flash by if it worked.
Enter the command gcc
If you see gcc:no input files, you did it right, ** if not, maybe i did this after the next step - press on
At this point, i entered
I'm not sure if this is necessary but another wad of stuff flew by.
try that gcc thing again
Now check for an "lp" error (Puppy users) in the last few lines of the above outputs
If you see this, we have to correct it later (change lp to root), i'll give you a link
now for that 5th line
since i hadn't done the preceeding lines as he did, i had to tell getweb where to go as follows
./getweb 3400 [foo2zjs.rkkda.com]
hope you saw those files coming in - go check
Rick's next instruction, also note on the main page is a sudo thing which puppy does not have
i just took a chance with
Next it says
Install driver, foomatic XML files, and extra files
Apparantly not available for the oki 3400
what you get is the 600 and 1200 dpi options
No colors, you get greyscale unless theres a setting somewhere
now go back to puppy and i'll lead you on to my adventures with cups
it involves correcting the lp thing to root plus a bunch of steps to connect to the printer/network
Strange printer on home network, DONE -very happy nooob.
If i forgot something, i'll repost.
Thanks again RickRich
Let me know if you wan me to put something together for a general section