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Old 03-29-2004, 06:04 PM   #1
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Epson Stylus Photo 820


Hello. I am trying to install my printer using the KDE add printer wizard. I have KDE 3.2 and have CUPS installed. I have configured my printer and in the KDE Printing Manager the printer says Connected to localhost:631. It all seems fine, but when I go to print something, the printer state stays as "processing." I have tried many different combinations of usb paths and still nothing. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
 
Old 03-29-2004, 07:31 PM   #2
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were you able to print a test page from the configuration? did you set it as the default printer? one other thing to check, some programs require you to enter a "print command" if the printer is setup properly,the command will be kprinter. i'm thinking i had to use that for mozilla, and open office. hope that helps.
good luck.
 
Old 03-29-2004, 08:33 PM   #3
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Hi. I wasn't able to print a test page in the configuration either. The printer is set as default. I also tried to print in mozilla firefox and used kprinter as the command. That made my printer window come up and showed the printer that I installed. However, when I pressed print, nothing happened. So I went back into KDE's Printing Manager and as usual, it says the job is still processing. It has be doing so for about 10 minutes... so I'm not sure what the problem is.
 
Old 03-30-2004, 10:14 AM   #4
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took a look here

http://www.linuxprinting.org/show_pr...ylus_Photo_820

looks like you need gimp-print

http://gimp-print.sourceforge.net/

hope that helps.
good luck.
 
Old 03-30-2004, 10:24 AM   #5
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Hmm... I do have gimp-print and the same thing happens when I try to print from Gimp. gimp-print is a driver that only lets you print from the Gimp application. I have tried it and I don't get any errors. However, it won't print. Seems to do the same thing as the cups driver. It just sits there and waits and waits and never prints. I'm kind of clueless at the moment.
 
Old 03-30-2004, 01:07 PM   #6
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what does lsmod and lsusb return?
 
Old 03-30-2004, 04:03 PM   #7
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I have now come accross another issue. Whenever I try to run cupsd, I get an error:
Code:
Abena upload # cupsd
cupsd: Child exited with status 98!
This never happened before and I cannot remember doing anything to make that happen. I have reinstalled cups and all its conf files seem to be new, however I am still getting this error.

Here are the outputs to lsmod and lsusb:

Code:
Abena upload # lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by    Tainted: P  
snd-pcm-oss            38212   0 
snd-mixer-oss          13392   0  [snd-pcm-oss]
snd-intel8x0           19012   1  (autoclean)
snd-pcm                61700   0  (autoclean) [snd-pcm-oss snd-intel8x0]
snd-page-alloc          6484   0  (autoclean) [snd-intel8x0 snd-pcm]
snd-ac97-codec         42488   0  (autoclean) [snd-intel8x0]
snd-mpu401-uart         3376   0  (autoclean) [snd-intel8x0]
snd-rawmidi            14112   0  (autoclean) [snd-mpu401-uart]
snd-seq-oss            28928   0  (unused)
snd-seq-midi-event      3584   0  [snd-seq-oss]
snd-seq                36592   2  [snd-seq-oss snd-seq-midi-event]
snd-timer              14660   0  [snd-pcm snd-seq]
snd-seq-device          4336   0  [snd-rawmidi snd-seq-oss snd-seq]
snd                    34564   1  [snd-pcm-oss snd-mixer-oss snd-intel8x0 snd-pcm snd-ac97-codec snd-mpu401-uart snd-rawmidi snd-seq-oss snd-seq-midi-event snd-seq snd-timer snd-seq-device]
soundcore               3972   6  [snd]
rtc                     7080   0  (autoclean)
nvidia               1966688   6 
nvnet                  26272   1 
ide-scsi               10224   0 
sr_mod                 14136   0 
sg                     27644   0  (unused)



Code:
Abena upload # lsusb
-bash: lsusb: command not found
 
Old 03-30-2004, 05:53 PM   #8
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i don't see the usb modules. try loading them using modprobe, have a look here

http://www.linux-usb.org/USB-guide/c122.html#AEN124
 
Old 03-30-2004, 06:10 PM   #9
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hmm, that's strange. I am using a USB mouse right now and it is working fine... Is that different?
 
Old 03-30-2004, 06:17 PM   #10
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no it shouldn't be different. how about the output of dmesg. do you have a

/dev/usb/usblp0
 
Old 03-30-2004, 10:25 PM   #11
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Below is the output of dmesg that has "usb" in it. I didn't think you'd want me to paste the whole code, since there is so much. I do not have /dev/usb/usblp0. However I do have a directory /dev/usb/hid (there are no files or hidden files in that directory). Thanks for you continuing support, I really appreciate it.

Code:
usb.c: registered new driver usbdevfs
usb.c: registered new driver hub
usb.c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
hub.c: USB hub found
hub.c: 6 ports detected
host/uhci.c: USB Universal Host Controller Interface driver v1.1
host/usb-ohci.c: USB OHCI at membase 0xe0a92000, IRQ 11
host/usb-ohci.c: usb-00:02.0, nVidia Corporation nForce2 USB Controller
usb.c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 2
hub.c: USB hub found
hub.c: 3 ports detected
host/usb-ohci.c: USB OHCI at membase 0xe0a94000, IRQ 5
host/usb-ohci.c: usb-00:02.1, nVidia Corporation nForce2 USB Controller (#2)
usb.c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 3
hub.c: USB hub found
hub.c: 3 ports detected
usb.c: registered new driver hiddev
usb.c: registered new driver hid
hid-core.c: v1.8.1 Andreas Gal, Vojtech Pavlik <vojtech@suse.cz>
hid-core.c: USB HID support drivers
Initializing USB Mass Storage driver...
usb.c: registered new driver usb-storage
USB Mass Storage support registered.
hub.c: new USB device 00:02.1-1, assigned address 2
input: USB HID v1.11 Mouse [Microsoft Microsoft Wireless Optical Mouse® 1.0A] on 
 usb3:2.0
usb.c: USB disconnect on device 00:02.1-1 address 2
hub.c: new USB device 00:02.1-1, assigned address 3
input: USB HID v1.11 Mouse [Microsoft Microsoft Wireless Optical Mouse® 1.0A] on 
 usb3:3.0
hub.c: new USB device 00:02.0-1, assigned address 2
usb.c: USB device 2 (vend/prod 0x4b8/0x5) is not claimed by any active driver.
usb.c: USB disconnect on device 00:02.1-1 address 3
hub.c: new USB device 00:02.1-1, assigned address 4
input: USB HID v1.11 Mouse [Microsoft Microsoft Wireless Optical Mouse® 1.0A] on 
 usb3:4.0
usb.c: USB disconnect on device 00:02.0-1 address 2
 
Old 03-31-2004, 07:51 AM   #12
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i think what's happening is the printer output has no where to go, that would explain the continual proccessing. that's why i wanted to be sure that your usb is functioning properly. w/that said, have a look here for creating your printer port(so to speak)

http://www.justlinux.com/nhf/Hardwar...r_Working.html

http://www.linux-usb.org/USB-guide/x342.html

once that's done you should be able to configure the printer w/cups through kde print manager or via localhost://631. this should also be helpful, if the cups daemon is up and running try

http://localhost:631/documentation.html

and have a read. we'll get you printing.
good luck.

<edit>p.s. sorry about lsusb command, should've been /sbin/lsusb.</edit>

Last edited by Peacedog; 03-31-2004 at 07:53 AM.
 
Old 03-31-2004, 12:31 PM   #13
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gimp-print is a package of drivers that will let you print from anything not just GIMP
 
Old 04-01-2004, 04:51 PM   #14
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Hi again. /sbin/lsusb doesn't exist.

I visited those sites and did the command:
Code:
mknod /dev/usb/lp0 c 180 0
This seemed to do something. The printer still isn't working but I am getting a different problem, so that could be a good sign. After I set up my printer, I try to print a test page. When I do, a message comes up telling me that the job has successfully been sent to the printer. However, after that the state of the print job goes to "Queued" and the the printer stops responding. A little x appears over the printer and I have to start it again. But it just goes back to being disabled again after a little while.
 
Old 04-01-2004, 05:47 PM   #15
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are you using the gimp-print drivers as suggested by linuxprinting?
 
  


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