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Old 12-11-2003, 08:56 PM   #1
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usb printer install in debian woody


I need some serious help in installing a usb printer under linux. First, usb is working because I am using a usb keyboard. I have installed cups, gimp-print and they seem to be working fine. However the printer doesn't seem to be using a driver.

The printer is a Epson Stylus Photo 785 EPX.

dmesg gives this when I type it in:

eth0: Setting 100mbps full-duplex based on auto-negotiated partner ability 41e1.
parport0: PC-style at 0x378 [PCSPP,TRISTATE]
parport0: irq 7 detected
lp0: using parport0 (polling).
usb.c: registered new driver usblp
usb.c: ignoring set_interface for dev 3, iface 0, alt 0
printer.c: usblp0: USB Bidirectional printer dev 3 if 0 alt 0
printer.c: v0.8:USB Printer Device Class driver
debra:/proc/bus/usb#


this was after i ran the command:

mknod /dev/usb/usblp c 180 0


Where do i go from here?

I added the printer in cups administration but the correct /dev/usb/usblp0 never shows up. What do I need to do. I am completely lost.
 
Old 12-12-2003, 06:54 AM   #2
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I have the same printer and am hoping somebody can figure this one out. Right now, I have that printer connected to an XP box and I just print over SAMBA.

It looks like it IS using lp0 though. Does that device exist? Is it a symlink back to usblp0? When you go to localhost:631/admin in a browser, can you do the print-test?
 
Old 12-12-2003, 08:11 AM   #3
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no I cannot do the print test. It seems that while it may be seeing the printer it does not know what to do with the card reader built into it. I do know that on my xp box it sees it as a hub then a printer and cf card reader.

I print to it using my Powerbook using gimp-print drivers when it is shared on an xp box. I guess I just need to know how to make debian (or linux in general) recognize that the usb device has been attached.
 
Old 12-12-2003, 09:24 AM   #4
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Do you have hotplug installed? apt-get install hotplug & see if that makes any difference. remove/replace the USB after installing.
 
Old 12-12-2003, 12:07 PM   #5
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that worked! Now hooking it up to samba...
 
  


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