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Old 11-21-2008, 07:01 PM   #1
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really not to sure on this linux?? i cant even add my printer


just been bought an acer aspire one by my husband which is using linux lite and in all honesty i really cannot get to grips with it at all i have tried numerous web helps and searches but to no avail, do i need to be a computer programmer to run or install anything on this?
please could some one help me in plain easy to use english?in simple step by step form???
all i really want is to be able to intall my printer (epson stylus sx600fw) & use windows live messenger? please if anyone can help it really would be apprieciated as i am begininng to think that linux really isnt for me and that i have just wasted £230
many thanx in advance
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Old 11-21-2008, 07:15 PM   #2
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Well I am from UK so this is the european site, but I can find the driver for your all-in-one right here.
http://esupport.epson-europe.com/Pro...B0qAU003D&tc=6
toke about 5 minutes to find...
As for messenger, I haven't heard of your distro before but seems it's related to Acer laptops, I am guessing it'll have an instant messaging application already on it, kopete and gaim are ones to look out for I am guessing.

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Old 11-21-2008, 07:30 PM   #3
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I'd start here http://esupport.epson-europe.com/Pro...t0vn9cOLEU003D

I also downloaded http://esupport.epson-europe.com/Fil...U003D&id=31411

and if you unzip this, and click on the resultant html document, it gives instructions, links etc. I assume the instructions are reasonably detailed, but stopped following the links.

Here's where the links start http://www.avasys.jp/lx-bin2/linux_e/spc/DL1.do

Can't help on the messenger bit.

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Old 11-21-2008, 07:35 PM   #4
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There are generic printer setup instructions at www.openprinting.org if you need them.
 
Old 11-21-2008, 08:05 PM   #5
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Old 11-22-2008, 12:48 AM   #6
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I believe gaim had to do a name change(lawsuit) and is called pidgin now.
 
Old 11-22-2008, 03:52 AM   #7
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Well I am from UK so this is the european site, but I can find the driver for your all-in-one right here.
http://esupport.epson-europe.com/Pro...B0qAU003D&tc=6
toke about 5 minutes to find...
As for messenger, I haven't heard of your distro before but seems it's related to Acer laptops, I am guessing it'll have an instant messaging application already on it, kopete and gaim are ones to look out for I am guessing.



thankyou i had found this too i have downloaded it but i still donot understand what to do with it? nor quite how to add under the printer options????
 
Old 11-22-2008, 03:58 AM   #8
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Did you bother following the link I provided?
 
Old 11-22-2008, 04:06 AM   #9
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There is a quote button ya know...

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thankyou i had found this too i have downloaded it but i still donot understand what to do with it? nor quite how to add under the printer options????
Anwyays I'd follow billymayday, he is much better at this stuff then I am and I didn't think to actually check the driver, was just trying to point out that the first port of call is directly with supplier when it comes to things like drivers (in windows, linux or apple mac)...
 
Old 11-22-2008, 04:07 AM   #10
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Did you bother following the link I provided?
yes i did although a little unsure of what to follow i looked for my printer on there database and there is no guide for it yet, i am totally new to linux and its workings so please bear with me
 
Old 11-22-2008, 04:11 AM   #11
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can i ask do you all have to be so darn rude in your replies i am asking for help i thought thats what this forum was for?
 
Old 11-22-2008, 04:22 AM   #12
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Don't really mean to be rude, but sometimes I just get to cynical about things, it really should be the first port of call to check directly with the supplier if you are uncertain, it's always possible to ask the supplier's support system (I find e-mails get better responses then telephone lines) but sometimes the people within support don't really know the answer either. If you get stuck enough it's a route to try and hope you get a sensible answer back. Also I like well constructed post that uses proper capitalization, spell checking and no ellipses of symbols.

Mainly for me it's because I am a just to cynical , I try not to be -.-;;, sorry.

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Old 11-22-2008, 04:25 AM   #13
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Don't really mean to be rude, but sometimes I just get to cynical about things, it really should be the first port of call to check directly with the supplier if you are uncertain, it's always possible to ask the supplier's support system (I find e-mails get better responses then telephone lines) but sometimes the people within support don't really know the answer either. If you get stuck enough it's a route to try and hope you get a sensible answer back. Also I like well constructed post that uses proper capitalization, spell checking and no ellipses of symbols.

Mainly for me it's because I am a just to cynical , I try not to be -.-;;, sorry.

i am sorry too if my orginal post was set out wrong, i am just really finding getting my head around linux quite confusing!
 
Old 11-22-2008, 04:33 AM   #14
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can i ask do you all have to be so darn rude in your replies i am asking for help i thought thats what this forum was for?
Huh ... I didn't think anyone was being rude. People are all very busy and not even everyone has the expertise to answer some questions. If someone posts a response and seems to be ignored, they might take the time to tell you to go read again - or they can just ignore you. There aren't too many instances of people actually being rude - but if you have time you can look through thousands of posts to find one or two that are actually rude - then you'll see what rude is like.
 
Old 11-22-2008, 04:33 AM   #15
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Ah yes, trolls and flamers... great fun they are. But those that have never encountered them, we might seem rude, relatively speaking compared to those people tho we seem almost... nice =P.

anyway, I found the page on the site billymayday suggested, http://openprinting.org/show_printer...Office_SX600FW it appears it's linux compatibility is currently unconfirmed so I would suggest going the direct route and e-mail epson themselves, it's probably where your gunna get the best response right now since they should have the best idea.

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