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Old 04-28-2011, 09:34 PM   #1
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Epson Stylus CX3700 not printing (Arch + Xfce)


Hi. I'm writting this because I've having trouble with my Epson printer, ever since I moved from Ubuntu to Arch. When I was in Ubuntu, I never had much trouble with it- it scanned, and printed, all just fine; but now, although I can scan, and see the ink levels using escputil (mtink doesn't recognize it), for some reason I can't get it to print.
So far, this is what I've tried: since I've read in several places that usblp causes problems with cups, I've blacklisted usblp; and I've installed foomatic and gutenprint packages, as well as the escpr driver, and added the printer trough localhost several times, choosing different drivers, but with no results.

In case it's useful, this is the output with lsusb:

Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 0e8f:0022 GreenAsia Inc.
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 04b8:0818 Seiko Epson Corp. Stylus CX3700/CX3800/DX3800

and these are the last lines from the output of dmesg:

[16056.623678] [drm] nouveau 0000:01:00.0: Setting dpms mode 0 on vga encoder (output 0)
[17756.352314] [drm] nouveau 0000:01:00.0: Setting dpms mode 3 on vga encoder (output 0)
[18038.327783] [drm] nouveau 0000:01:00.0: Setting dpms mode 0 on vga encoder (output 0)
[18565.071604] usb 2-1: new full speed USB device using ohci_hcd and address 2
[18565.597799] WARNING! power/level is deprecated; use power/control instead

I really need some help... I hope you can answer
thanks
laisa
 
Old 04-29-2011, 05:04 PM   #2
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update: I've been looking around, and it seems it could be a problem with sane, but I can't uninstall it... too many dependencies. does anyone know a way to work it around?

Last edited by laisa; 04-29-2011 at 05:04 PM. Reason: missed a word
 
Old 05-02-2011, 09:10 AM   #3
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Finally, I could solve the problem... had nothing to do with sane. I had to replace cups with cups-usblp, re-enable usblp, and blacklist lp... and also had to install hsl-cups-utils, and manually load the epson-escpr ppd file. Now, I can't change the printing quality... but at least I can print.
marking as solved... hope all this helps omeone else. Also... I don't know if all of this was necesay, but...
thanks
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