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Old 11-17-2005, 03:05 PM   #1
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Epson Stylus D88 Photo Edition


Hi, I've been given an Epson Stylus D88 Photo Edition as a present and I can't configure it with Suse 10.0, I've also had no luck using Knoppix 4.

The printer is a fairly new model and is not mentioned in Yast. I tried configuring the printer as an Epson New Stylus Photo Series as this seemed like the closet thing. When I try to print the test page the paper is fed through the printer and nothing gets printed.

The following is the dmesg output when the printer is plugged in
Code:
usb 2-1: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 5
drivers/usb/class/usblp.c: usblp0: USB Bidirectional printer dev 5 if 0 alt 0 proto 2 vid 0x04B8 pid 0x0005
lsusb outputs:
Code:
Bus 002 Device 005: ID 04b8:0005 Seiko Epson Corp. Stylus Printer
I read at
http://www.linuxprinting.org/ppd-doc.html that the Windows drivers from the install cd can be used by unzipping the .exe file to get the PPD file. However when I tried this got loads of files but none had a .ppd extension.

Please can anyone help me or is it just a case of waiting and hoping that epson release the drivers

Thanks in advance
 
Old 12-30-2005, 06:19 PM   #2
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I'm reviving this pretty old topic because I have this Epson Stylus D88 printer and I can't make it work with Mandriva 2006.
I searched around the web and found this place: http://www.avasys.jp/english/linux_e/index.html where they have a driver that, according to what they say, works with C87, C88 and D88. I installed the driver for CUPS and followed the instructions in the readme to install the printer... everything looks fine except for the fact that it doesn't print!! >_< Nothing happens at all. I tried to look at Kjobviewer and I've seen that all the jobs sent to the printer get interrupted... the IPP report says this:

job-id
1
job-more-info
http://raiden:631/jobs/1
job-uri
http://raiden:631/jobs/1
job-printer-up-time
ven dic 30 23:59:24 2005
printer-uri
ipp://localhost/printers/EPSONStylusD88
job-originating-user-name
root
job-name
Test Page
document-format
application/postscript
job-priority
50
job-originating-host-name
localhost
job-id
1
job-state
0x8
job-media-sheets-completed
0
job-printer-uri
http://raiden:631/printers/EPSONStylusD88
job-name
Test Page
job-k-octets
964
time-at-creation
ven dic 30 23:58:43 2005
time-at-processing
ven dic 30 23:58:43 2005
time-at-completed
ven dic 30 23:59:00 2005
job-hold-until
no-hold
job-sheets
none
none
job-state-reasons
aborted-by-system

Any clues?
I never had to configure a printer so I don't know exactly what it's needed to solve the problem, sorry... if you need the output of some command or some log file, or whatever ask and I'll see.
 
Old 01-13-2006, 04:41 PM   #3
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I was supplied a D88 when I ordered a C86. In an attempt to avoid going through the hassle of returning it, I tried the Stylus Photo Printing System but without success, so in desperation I installed the printer as a plain C80 (the nearest-looking driver I could find), and it works fine! I'm using CUPS on Mandriva 2005LE, BTW

HTH
 
Old 01-14-2006, 04:08 AM   #4
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Thanks very much. I tried what you suggested, installing the D88 as a C80 and it works perfectly. I had previously tried using this tactic of installing it as another printer but I didn't know which one to choose, the most I got was a few noises from the printer but no actual output.

Thanks again for the help
 
Old 01-15-2006, 08:05 AM   #5
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I tried with c84 driver and works fine too...
 
  


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