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Old 12-22-2005, 12:18 AM   #1
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Printing Issues with Epson Stylus C86


Hi Folks,

I've set-up my Epson C86 printer before, but, I've lost the link to how to set-up cups, and the software for my Epson C86 printer.
Any links to relevant threads would be greatly appareciated. I promise I'll archive the information better this time:-) I did this before with apt-get.
 
Old 12-22-2005, 12:25 AM   #2
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Try this: http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/re...en.html#s-cups

There's also a package called "mtink" that you can install -- it'll give you a GUI frontend for checking how much ink there's still left in your Epson printer.
 
Old 12-22-2005, 01:23 AM   #3
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I've installed cupsys, foomatic, I can see my driver Epson c86, it is selected on a parallel port setting. I can get to the test button, but , when I press test nothing happens?! aaarrrggghhh
 
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Does the printer need to be set-up as root? If so how would I do that? Am I missing some drivers? Any help would be appreciated...
 
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Make sure you've got cupsys-driver-gimpprint installed (dpkg -s cupsys-driver-gimpprint | grep Status). cupsys-driver-gimpprint has been replaced by cupsys-driver-gutenprint in Debian testing & unstable. You'll also need gs-esp but I think you've already got that as a dependency if you've installed cupsys and foomatic.

Here's the linuxprinting.org page for your printer: http://www.linuxprinting.org/show_pr...son-Stylus_C86

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Does the printer need to be set-up as root?
Did you read the instructions from Debian Reference?
 
Old 12-22-2005, 02:30 AM   #6
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I've got cupsys-driver-gimpprint installed, ran dpkg -s cupsys-driver-gimpprint. I'm running debian 3.01.
Still not working. Any hints would be appreciated:-)
 
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Sometimes you need to reboot the computer with power turned on in your printer before you try to configure the printer. This is just to ensure that the Linux kernel has detected your printer and Debian has associated a device node (/dev/lp0) for it.
 
  


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