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Old 03-28-2002, 08:20 PM   #1
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printer problems


I have tried each one of the drivers included with RH 7.2 for my printer and still it doesnt work. I keep getting the same error message. The printer is an Epson Stylus 777. Any ideas?
 
Old 03-29-2002, 10:55 AM   #2
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moi aussi!


epson stylus colour 640...mon dieu!!


printer will work in / root....

but not anywhere else i.e /home /user etc


pardon_

merci

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Old 03-29-2002, 09:46 PM   #3
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What steps are you going through to setup your printer?
 
Old 03-29-2002, 09:56 PM   #4
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I used the printtool utility_

followed all the instructions and it worked in root.
but nothing happens when I run it from /home


??
 
Old 03-29-2002, 10:05 PM   #5
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Try using kups.
 
Old 03-30-2002, 08:09 PM   #6
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Im sorry, what is Kups? Im new to linux but I am enjoying it and having much sucess, except for the printer. I will try printing in root.:smash:
 
Old 03-30-2002, 09:11 PM   #7
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kups is a GUI frontend for configuring a printer with CUPS. Think of it as like a printer setup wizard. It comes with KDE but you can still run it even if you use another DE/WM. You did install KDE and CUPS right?
 
Old 03-30-2002, 09:24 PM   #8
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Install CUPS and gimp-print, configure your printer by going to http://localhost:631 and select your printer model from the gimp-print drivers, you'll find that the gimp-print epson driver will give you better quality than the windows driver does.
 
Old 04-02-2002, 09:17 PM   #9
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printer problems

Hey, thanks for all of the advice. I cant find kups but I know it should be there because i installed everything for KDE that came with RH 7.2. Aussie, I cant connect to that link that you posted, I dont know why.:smash:
 
Old 04-02-2002, 10:09 PM   #10
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Now I got it to print but its spitting out page after page of text. All I wanted to say was "this is a test" I used Kword and hit print and I get solid pages of text. Looks like some kind of code. Something about prolog copywright trolltech? I hate to have to go back to ms just to print something, please help.
I'll have more dumb questions later
 
Old 04-03-2002, 02:59 AM   #11
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Start up the kde print manages as root, remove and re-add your printer, and test it again.
 
Old 04-03-2002, 07:26 PM   #12
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Still no luck. When I try to install gimp print I get this message, libncurses.so.4 is needed by gimp-print-4.2-1
libreadline.so.3 is needed by gimp-print-4.2-1
Where can I find these redources and what is the easiest way to get this thing up and running? I checked Red Hats site and they didnt have anything close and RPM find had some things that were close but not exactly the same file name. Why do I have to do this anyway. Please help. I know I must be close because the printer is printing, its just not printing what I want it to and once it starts it wont stop! Should I try a differant printer?






 
Old 04-03-2002, 07:48 PM   #13
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Random text and spits pages, hummmm. sounds like either the printer driver or a bad Parallel port. Does 7.2 have printconf-gui?
 
Old 04-03-2002, 08:30 PM   #14
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Ive been using the printconf utility. I tried installing gimp print but got frustrated with trying to find all of the dependencies of the dependencies. I am realy going nowhere with this. Sorry but Im realy getting frustrated that I cant figure this out.
 
Old 04-03-2002, 08:41 PM   #15
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Ok, Im getting close, I did the print config again from scratch and was able to print the testimage. Now why wont it print a kword document?
 
  


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