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Old 04-03-2004, 10:49 AM   #1
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Epson Stylus Colour 740 - Newbie


Folks,

I've just installed SuSE 9.0 pro, but can't seem to get it to recognize my Epson printer, a Stylus Colour 740 (on USB). According to LinuxPrinting.org the 740 "works perfectly", but I can't even get SuSE to talk to it.

SuSE seems to know it is there, during install it located it and "installed" it OK, but printing anything to it just results in nothing. The queue gets emptied though, so it must be going somewhere !

I am a total newbie to Linux, so any help greatly appreciated. Many thanks in advance.

 
Old 04-07-2004, 03:50 PM   #2
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Check out error log in /var/log

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Old 04-08-2004, 01:07 AM   #3
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I have one of these printers--the neerest I got to installing it, was to have it print raw postscript. The problem is espgs (ESP ghostscript)--it doesnt support the 740 very well. I installed ppd -- foomatic -- gnu-gs-fonts -- cups. From the log files it craps out on the ghostscript stuff (dont recall exactly what it said now) However check out this , its the contrib section of the cvs source tree--we may have better luck with a cvs version of espgs.

As much as I'm a zealot, printing sucks.


If you get anywhere let me know.
 
Old 04-08-2004, 01:12 AM   #4
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Never mind, just read the readme in the cvs. Its from 99--oh well.

If you get anywhere let me know
 
Old 04-09-2004, 07:54 AM   #5
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aikempshall - which log file in /var/log should I be looking for ? there are many in there.

flashingcurser - will do....
 
Old 04-09-2004, 12:32 PM   #6
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/var/log/cups/error_log


You are using cups?
 
Old 04-10-2004, 01:02 PM   #7
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er... whats "Cups" ? oh, hang on, is that the Unix Print something-or-other ? if you're asking have I tried printing from the command line, then yes I have, and that just did nothing, same as all other attempts to print. I don't remember seeing a Cups folder, but I'll boot out of windows later and have a look.
 
Old 04-11-2004, 02:40 AM   #8
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What are the the settings for the printer?

Have you tried installing the printer manually?

Have you tried a test print?

Is the printer connected directly to the Linux box?

Did you check the error log?


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Old 04-14-2004, 03:55 PM   #9
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these are the details i could find:

printer is a local printer, connected to my pc via USB port. the printer manager in SuSE shows the following:

Local Printer
Location: <nothing shown here>
URI: lpp//linux:631/printer/Epson740

Print system is CUPS, connected to localhost:631.

Driver is Epson Stylus Color 740 foomatic/gimp-print

The error log shows "Media Tray Empty" (which it definitely isn't). Hunting around google groups this morning seems to suggest that this is a fairly common error, although no-one seems to have a solution for it....

i've tried printing from the command line, and from the SuSE print manager test print - neither work.

thanks....
 
Old 04-14-2004, 05:50 PM   #10
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I have the same printer and it works great,I did buy a 10$ paralell cable for it,if you have kde go to control center to perifials<spelling is bad today sorry>slevt printer and make sure you select adminatration mode and set it up from there,david
 
Old 04-14-2004, 08:23 PM   #11
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change the printer driver from gimp-print to stcolor in the printer setup place
 
Old 05-17-2004, 12:19 AM   #12
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Smile Epson Stylus Color 740

that did it for me... I was having issues on install too... I have an old intel NetPortExpress 10 Print Server. It is plugged into a parallel port off of it and did not work until I tried the above recommendation... Thanks!
 
  


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