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I have this Canon i250 printer that's been laying around for a couple of weeks due to the fact that I've been too lazy to try and get it working on Linux. Last night, though, I decided to give it a try and went downloaded a driver from Canon, http://www.canon.co.nz/products/prin...0_drivers.html . That driver gave me made dependency troubles, referring to a bunch of libraries I couldn't, for the life of me, find anywhere. Then, I came across http://www.turboprint.de and decided to give a shot using a demo version of their driver, since I had heard great things about them. The problem I ran into then was trying to locate my printer... I plugged it in and turned it on. Then to be sure not to run into any hotplug problems I rebooted the computer. I was able to install the turboprint driver easily... but locating the device itself was my problem, and still is. So... I guess my question's this:
What does Debian do with my USB printer? Or, rather, where does Debian put my USB printer?
Moloko, I did select the usb modules while compiling my kernel, both OHCI and the other one... but doing an "lsmod" it doesn't show them loaded. So I tried to do "modprobe usb-ohci" but it couldn't find the module... Am I missing something here?
I just read a few posts before that you made your Epson USB printer work under Debian with CUPS.
I also have an Epson USB printer (Epson Stylus Photo RX500), but there's no way for me to make it print. I configured it with CUPS, and it seems to be everything alright, simply the printer doesn't print anything! It is found on "/dev/usb/lp0", and no errors are given. When I try to print the test page, I see te job is correctly sent and executed, but the printer seems to be sleeping (it's turned on, by the way :-))!
Can you please post me your CUPS configuration files?
I'm sadly wondering why my printer doesn't work, and I *DON'T* want to switch to Win just to print a few pages!
I've already downloaded the drivers for my printer from the Epson WebSite, but the problem still exists!
Thank you very much!
I got into printing a sort of test page with a tool called "mtink".
That tool let me see the ink level and configure my printer (also with cartridge alignment test page).
I'm happy 'cause finally my printer cried out a paper from GNU/Linux! Let's party!!!
No way with CUPS yet... but I keep on trying!
It's funny. I actually got the damn thing to print as it should through CUPS. I was printing documents from OOo, pictures from Gimp, then I rebooted.........................nothing. It didn't print anymore. I have yet been able to bring it back to life. I have no idea what I did to get it working.
I think it had something to do with http://www.epkowa.co.jp/english/linux_e/dl_spc.html, but I can't get it going again.
Sorry, I haven't been reading this thread since my last post, and so I missed your request for posting my CUPS configuration files. Anyway, it's too late now -- I've switched to a Samsung laser printer (that has excellent support in Linux).
I'd suggest that you use the following command (as root) to ensure that you've got all the needed software installed: "aptitude --with-recommends install foomatic-bin cupsys-driver-gimpprint". Then try again the usual http://localhost:631 CUPS configuration tool in your web browser.