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Old 06-02-2012, 06:59 PM   #1
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Epson USB printer not detected by cups


After chiming in on a recent thread about printers, I decided to have another stab at getting my Epson PM-A890 up and running in Slackware 13.37 64bit. I downloaded and installed the driver from the avasys site.

First I tried to build from the tar.gz, but was unable to confirm a successful build. The ppd files all went into the /etc/share/cups/model directory, but cups still didn't see the printer.

lsusb shows

Code:
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0bda:0138 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. 
Bus 002 Device 010: ID 5986:0148 Acer, Inc 
Bus 004 Device 002: ID 046d:c408 Logitech, Inc. Marble Mouse (4-button)
Bus 005 Device 006: ID 0a5c:2150 Broadcom Corp. BCM2046 Bluetooth Device
Bus 002 Device 014: ID 04b8:081c Seiko Epson Corp. Stylus Photo RX640/RX650 (PM-A890)
so I can be sure there's not a physical connectivity problem.

I then pulled down the x86_64.rpm package, used rpm2tgz to convert it and installpkg to install it. Restarted cups, but still no love.

Fascinating side note, this is a multifunction inkjet printer, and the scanner works just fine with xsane.

I'm stumped. Any ideas?
-ahz
 
Old 06-02-2012, 07:42 PM   #2
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Have you tried this driver?
 
Old 06-02-2012, 08:03 PM   #3
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Thanks willysr, I just installed that driver rpm2tgz --> installpkg then restarted cups. Still not detected from the cups admin page.

A config problem?
 
Old 06-02-2012, 08:12 PM   #4
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did u download this file ?
http://linux.avasys.jp/drivers/lsb/e...1lsb3.2.tar.gz
notice the part src in the address..we will make it together but just be patient..
 
Old 06-02-2012, 08:18 PM   #5
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if you can find the ppd file why don't you Specify/offer it manually to the cups through the browser interface localhost:631
there is an option which makes you able to browse to the ppd file
 
Old 06-02-2012, 08:18 PM   #6
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The first package I downloaded was the .tar.gz from the avasys website.
I ran

./config
make
make install

and the ppd files all were copied over to the proper cups directory, but the printer was not detected by cups.

From there, I tried the rpm2tgz package, and I've now installed 1.2.0 from willysr's link. Restart cups, still not detected.
 
Old 06-02-2012, 08:19 PM   #7
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the file I mentioned is source file ..we can compile it..which distribution are u trying to install on now ..slackware??
 
Old 06-02-2012, 08:23 PM   #8
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is the printer connected via usb.. is it a network printer if.. so connect it via a network cable then it may be detected..waiting for your answer
 
Old 06-02-2012, 08:26 PM   #9
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Got this when I tried testing the ppd from localhost

Code:
Epson-PM-A890-epson-escpr-en.ppd: FAIL
      **FAIL**  Missing cupsFilter file "epson-escpr-wrapper"
        WARN    Non-standard size name "L"!
                REF: Page 187, section B.2.
        WARN    Non-standard size name "TL"!
                REF: Page 187, section B.2.
        WARN    Non-standard size name "2L"!
                REF: Page 187, section B.2.
        WARN    Non-standard size name "T2L"!
                REF: Page 187, section B.2.
        WARN    Non-standard size name "TPostcard"!
                REF: Page 187, section B.2.
        WARN    Non-standard size name "T8x10"!
                REF: Page 187, section B.2.
        WARN    Non-standard size name "TA4"!
                REF: Page 187, section B.2.
        WARN    Non-standard size name "CARD"!
                REF: Page 187, section B.2.
        WARN    Non-standard size name "TCARD"!
                REF: Page 187, section B.2.
        WARN    Non-standard size name "4X7"!
                REF: Page 187, section B.2.
        WARN    Non-standard size name "T4X7"!
                REF: Page 187, section B.2.
        WARN    Non-standard size name "NC91"!
                REF: Page 187, section B.2.
        WARN    Non-standard size name "TNC91"!
                REF: Page 187, section B.2.
 
Old 06-02-2012, 08:28 PM   #10
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Using Slackware 13.37 x64 and this printer is connected via usb.

Last edited by ahzthecat; 06-02-2012 at 08:37 PM. Reason: fat fingers
 
Old 06-02-2012, 08:37 PM   #11
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Also just noticed that while /usr/share/cups/model is fully populated with ppd files, /etc/cups/ppd was empty.
cp'd the proper ppd file to /etc/cups/ppd, restart cups, still not detected.
 
Old 06-02-2012, 08:51 PM   #12
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I think it is about the x64 aspect of your computer but check this out
http://pkgs.org/ubuntu-11.10/ubuntu-...deb.html#files
 
Old 06-02-2012, 08:52 PM   #13
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we need a way to convert this package to be slackware compatible because it contains the file we need epson-escpr-wrapper
 
Old 06-02-2012, 09:33 PM   #14
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Thanks, I'll give that a closer look once I'm back at my desk.
 
Old 06-03-2012, 01:31 AM   #15
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Ok, so I extracted epson-escpr-wrapper and placed it in the /usr/lib/cups/filter file, reinstalled the driver packages from the avasys source, restarted cups, and.... still nothing. Hmmm.
 
  


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