LinuxQuestions.org
Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 10-30-2004, 09:11 AM   #1
kbz2007
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Aug 2004
Posts: 8

Rep: Reputation: 0
Printing in Linux


I'm trying to get my Epson Stylus Photo R300 working on my computer.
I've installed a number of printing packages from aptitude such as cupsys, gimp-print, foomatic, etc etc. However, I'm having a bit of trouble with the setup. I ran gnome-cups-manager which has a pretty nice setup wizard. However, it's not detecting any local printers. In addition, my printer is hooked up via USB hub so specifying a port doesn't work well either. Any suggestions?
I'm using debian btw
 
Old 10-30-2004, 11:38 AM   #2
Peacedog
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: Danville, VA
Distribution: Slackware, Windows, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, Mac OS X
Posts: 5,296

Rep: Reputation: 168Reputation: 168
Judging from this

http://www.linuxprinting.org/show_pr...lus_Photo_R300

you're going to need the latest gimp-print to get this one going.

good luck.
 
Old 10-30-2004, 12:21 PM   #3
darkleaf
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jun 2004
Location: the Netherlands
Distribution: debian SID
Posts: 2,170

Rep: Reputation: 45
I needed the drivers from my printer's manufacturers site as well.

You can configure a part of CUPS via your webbrowser. Though it's not really the recommended way I think. Just type in this address:
http://localhost:631
 
Old 10-30-2004, 01:26 PM   #4
kbz2007
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Aug 2004
Posts: 8

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
well see i've done a lot of work with my printer since i posted that this morning and i've run into some new problems not really realizing if i've made any progress whatsoever.

so now all sorts of interesting things happen. i've begun to try hooking up my old stylus 777i just to make sure it wasn't something wrong with my r300 but the 777 won't work either. i think its a configuration issue rather than a driver issue which is why i've been hesitant about upgrading my gimp-print. i'm running 4.2.7 gimp-print btw.

so anyway things happen such as the connections prompt in gnome-cups-manager always has my 777 as parallel port...even when i change it. as soon as i open the box again it goes right back to parallel port which clearly isn't the case. in addition the driver source for my r300 is listed as /dev/usb/lp1 which doesn't exist. so i'm a bit confused as to how to handle some of these problems. any suggestions?
 
Old 10-30-2004, 06:05 PM   #5
Peacedog
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: Danville, VA
Distribution: Slackware, Windows, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, Mac OS X
Posts: 5,296

Rep: Reputation: 168Reputation: 168
I'll suggest upgrading to the latest gimp-print driver or at least 4.3.25 as the link above suggests. I'll also suggest using the cups web interface as in post #3. Hope this helps.
good luck.
 
Old 10-30-2004, 10:21 PM   #6
IBall
Senior Member
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Distribution: Ubuntu, Debian, Various using VMWare
Posts: 2,088

Rep: Reputation: 62
I had a problem setting up an Epson USB printer using CUPS - It turns out that whatever version of cups I had had a problem with detecting USB printers.

Try pluging in and switching on your printer, and then restart the CUPS daemon. The easiest way to do this may be to reboot your computer... Then try setting it up again.
*edit: This worked for me, but it may not help you

Also, use the web-browser interface for setting up CUPS, http://localhost:631

I hope this helps
--Ian
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Finally working Linux to Linux printing 1kyle SUSE / openSUSE 2 09-22-2005 08:31 AM
Cups Printing problem, Linux to Linux Printing problem folken718 Slackware 2 11-08-2004 11:10 AM
Linux to Linux printing not as easy as i thought DaveQB Linux - Networking 1 09-15-2004 07:38 AM
Printing to Linux printer from both Linux and Windows cezarn Linux - Newbie 16 01-06-2004 02:08 PM
Always problems printing to Linux from Win and Linux cezarn Linux - General 0 10-08-2003 07:39 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:21 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration