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Old 09-24-2004, 11:30 PM   #1
BNI
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Installing printer driver with CUPS (solved)


Hi all, never worked with *nix before, but i've just set up our home with a gateway/printserver running ClarkConnect. The problem is, the included CUPS doesn't support my Epson Stylus C63. So now I need to install the driver escp2-c63. Where do I get this, and how do i install it?

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Old 09-25-2004, 04:32 AM   #2
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Welcome to LQ!

Go have a look at http://www.linuxprinting.org/

Check to see if it's supported, and then follow the instructions.

Yours is here http://www.linuxprinting.org/show_pr...son-Stylus_C63

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Old 09-25-2004, 10:41 AM   #3
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Yes, i've been there already, it seems to be supported, but i can't find where to either get the individual driver, or how to install the latest gimp-print package.

Anyone wanna help-a-noob?
 
Old 09-25-2004, 11:05 AM   #4
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have you tried cups web administration? It give you a list of alternate drivers if your particular printer type is not supported.

open up a web page and type

# localhost:631
 
Old 09-25-2004, 11:27 AM   #5
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Quote:
tuxrules:
have you tried cups web administration? It give you a list of alternate drivers if your particular printer type is not supported.
yes, that's what i'm running it through, but i can't seem to find any drivers already on my system that are compatible. i know there's a driver out there somewhere called "escp2-c63", but i can't actually find it anywhere
 
Old 09-25-2004, 11:30 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by BNI
Yes, i've been there already, it seems to be supported, but i can't find where to either get the individual driver, or how to install the latest gimp-print package.

Anyone wanna help-a-noob?
Open a terminal and issue "locate gimp-print" and if it's installed
on your system you should get something like this:
Code:
mingdao@james:~$ locate gimp-print
/var/log/packages/gimp-print-4.2.6-i486-1
/var/log/scripts/gimp-print-4.2.6-i486-1
/usr/doc/gimp-print-4.2.6
/usr/doc/gimp-print-4.2.6/NEWS
/usr/doc/gimp-print-4.2.6/README
/usr/doc/gimp-print-4.2.6/AUTHORS
/usr/doc/gimp-print-4.2.6/README.ghostscript
/usr/doc/gimp-print-4.2.6/ABOUT-NLS
/usr/doc/gimp-print-4.2.6/COPYING
/usr/include/gimp-print
/usr/include/gimp-print/gimp-print.h
I know nothing about Clark Connect, so might not be much help.

If you'll click on the second link I gave you, and read that page,
you'll eventually find the information you need. About 3/4 down

it says
Quote:
The following driver(s) are known to drive this printer:

* Recommended: gimp-print (Home page)
and if you click on the Home page link, you'll get the Gimp-Print printer
drivers page. Read that and you'll see
Quote:
For a quick download, please visit here.
which will lead you to the source code for gimp-print. You'll need to
download gimp-print-4.2.7.tar.gz and if I'm right, you're next question
will be, "How do I compile from source?" Good question.

LQ has a section, which on your menus to the left of here ----------->
is titled Linux Tutorials. Click on it and you'll find under the heading
Applications / GUI / Multimedia one that is appropriately titled....
Compiling Programs from Source

Now you're distribution may have a packaging system and a server
somewhere that has gimp-print all ready for you to download and
install with a few "mouse clicks." But I'm not familiar with Clark
Connect so I don't know...

Well, I just chanced a quick browse at www.clarkconnect.org and
guess what I read...
Quote:
In addition, you can install any of the thousands of RPM software packages available from Red Hat, ClarkConnect, and other vendor sites.
So perhaps Clark Connect is a RedHat spinoff, but at any rate, I think
perhaps their website can give you a better answer than I can. It
looks as if it's not actually a "Linux distribution," but a Broadband
Gateway / Server. I'm in over my head.

NB: If you don't get the help you need here at LQ, maybe try this ->
IRC #clarkconnect on http://www.quakenet.org/ which is the official
IRC chat for that product, or http://www.clarkconnect.org/forums/ubbthreads.php
which is the Clark Connect forum.
 
Old 09-25-2004, 12:09 PM   #7
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Ahh, problem solved. Chinaman, yes you're right, it's a dedicated server/firewall/gateway, hence I don't actually do any printing direct from it. With that in mind, i just installed it as 'raw' under CUPS, and installed the relevant drivers on the WinXP machines. Works like a charm.
Thanks for your assistance.
 
  


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