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Old 10-24-2002, 11:58 PM   #1
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Epson C62 help


I posted a while ago about trying to get my hp722c working under slack. Well I finally got a new printer--an epson c62. I tried to use apsfilter to install the driver, but when I tried the test page it gave me:

ERROR: additional filter 'pips-sc60s' was not found;
can't create test page

I tried several other drivers with the same result.

I downloaded and installed CUPS but when I try and use localhost:631 I get a 404 error.

If anyone can help me get this printer working it would be great. Thanks
 
Old 10-25-2002, 07:51 PM   #2
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The CUPS config page is available on http://localhost:631 provided the CUPS server is actually running. Downloading and installing does not start the program running. Also, the latest CUPS also requires that EPS Ghostscript be downloaded and installed as well, separately. Both are availble as Slack packages from the Extras directory for 8.1. Once installed, you should be able to stop/start it manually by using the following:

/etc/rc.d/rc.cups stop
/etc/rc.d/rc.cups start

Once it is running it should respond to the request on port 631. Proceed to configure as desired. I checked my version and it lists an Epson C60 driver but not C62. Perhaps the C60 will work for you. They also listed an item labeled "Epson new color stylus printer" or something similar. You might try that as well if the other doesn't work out.

I think the C62 is a USB printer. So you should be able to use "dmesg" from the console prompt to determine if the USB printer module was loaded and connected to it.

Good luck!
 
Old 10-25-2002, 10:12 PM   #3
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Okay, I installed ESP ghostscript. I made the mistake of thinking that the ghostscripts already installed would work...I guess not. So I went to ftp.slackware and downloaded the esp package from the current tree (to match the same version of cups that i installed). I successfully started the cups server by typing

/etc/rc.d/rc.cups start

i get the message

/usr/sbin/cupsd: /lib/libc.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.3' not found (required by /usr/lib/libcups.so.2)
cups: unable to start scheduler.

Here's where I think I messed up. When I first installed cups, I got it from slackwarepackages.com or something like that. When I installed it, I installed it with pkgtool. WHen I did that, it never created an rc.cups file. So I went to the slackware ftp (I'll learn my lesson eventually) and downloaded their package of cups and installed it. That created the rc.cups file. I tried to remove the original cups (labeled "cups") using pkgtool. I changed into the directory that the tgz is in. But pkgtool tells me that it removed no packages. So now I'm getting the above error. Is having two versions of cups screwing this up? Either way I'd like get rid of the bad one. If package tool won't remove it, do I need to go through and manually delete everything it installed? THanks for the help.

Last edited by busbarn; 10-25-2002 at 10:29 PM.
 
Old 10-26-2002, 06:38 AM   #4
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You picked up the package from the slackware-current tree and that is Slackware 9.0 beta, not Slackware 8.1. It is based glibc 2.3, Slack 8.1 is based on glibc 2.2. You need to get the packages from the Slackware 8.1 tree and install. Then you shouldn't have glibc error message. I would think they would install over top the other programs. But it would be better if you used "removepkg" to get the other out of your system. You can look in the /var/log/packages directory for a full list of the packages that are installed and to get the exact name of the package to uninstall.
 
Old 10-26-2002, 10:26 AM   #5
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Wow, it works like a charm. The c60 driver works great (I'll also try the other just to see). Thank you very much for your help. 2 quick questions--is it possible to log out of cups or do I just close the browser? And can I remove apsfilter now?

Once again thanks.
 
Old 10-26-2002, 02:33 PM   #6
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As far as I know just close the browser when finished in CUPS.

I see no reason why you couldn't remove apsfilter. But I suspect it uses very little disk space so I would just leave it.
 
  


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