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Distribution: Gentoo, Slack, SuSE, Ubuntu... Flavor of the week
FC1 and Epson 740 printer...sort of working
Did a preliminary search and couldn't find anyone with my exact problem.
I am running K12LTSP (essentially Fedora Core 1 and LTSP with educational programs on it) at my library. I have everything working great -- except printing. The server is a p4 2.6 ghz, 1 gig of RAM, custom job. It's running two thin clients at present.
I have an Epson Color 740i hooked up to the parallel port (not USB) on the server. When I started the server the first time, it recognized my printer immediately. Great. I go to print, though, and the print monitor icon comes up, I can see my job in the queue, and the printer starts whirring. It spits out an endless stream of blank papers. The print heads move like it is printing something, but nothing comes out.
I took a look at the properties, and they seem to have the right drivers installed (at least, FC said they were the recommend drivers.)
Any insights would be GREATLY appreciated. I'd like to get the thing up and printing before the school year really gets underway.