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Old 05-16-2012, 10:27 AM   #1
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configuring EPSON DOT MATRIX printer


Dear Forum members,

I'm very new to this forum, and please bear with me for any mistakes.

I basically handle oracle applications database. We have our oracle applications running on a RHEL 5 machine. THe requirement is that i need to configure a EPSON LQ-680 printer to this server so that oracle reports can be printed to this printer. This printer is connected to the windows machine of the user.

Also the windows machine is physically away from the server and is in a different domain.Ping is happening between the server and windows machine as these are connected thru vpn.

Now when i set up the printer using CUPS, while giving test print it shows that the printer sharing is not available.

Please advice.

Thanks
Uma
 
Old 05-16-2012, 08:57 PM   #2
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The two questions that come to me first are,

Is the printer shared to the network on the Windows machine and are the CUPS ports open between to two computers over the network (I think it's UDP port 631)?

This might help: http://www.cups.org/doc-1.1/sam.html#CLIENT_AUTO
 
Old 05-17-2012, 01:05 AM   #3
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The printer is shared over the network and the port 631 is open between the windows machine and the linux server.
 
Old 05-17-2012, 09:05 PM   #4
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If you can, have someone hook the printer up directly to a Linux machine and test it directly to see whether it does work with Linux without the variable of a network in the way.

There's only one user-contributed entry about it at the Open Printing database and that user had no luck with it. http://www.openprinting.org/printer/Epson/Epson-LQ-680K

Epson does not offer anything: http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/s...Type=Downloads

Searching for "EPSON LQ-680 Linux" turned up nothing.
 
Old 05-19-2012, 03:15 AM   #5
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Hi Frankbell

Thankyou for your valuable inputs. I had directly connected the printer to the linux box and now I'm able to print. But when I give TEST PAGE from CUPS, the print seems to be not alligned.

Is there any way to adjust the allignment.

Thanks
Uma
 
Old 05-19-2012, 08:56 PM   #6
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You're welcome. One step at a time, I guess. Glad you're making progress.

See page 113 of the user manual for alignment.

http://files.support.epson.com/pdf/lq680p/lq680pu1.pdf

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