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Recently I'd been using SUSE 9.1 and I compiled the "gutenprint 5.x.beta3"
drivers for cups to get my Epson Photo R300 working.
In SUSE it worked almost perfect.
Ive changed Distro, and I now use Slackware 10.1. The drivers compile
and install fine (or at least seem to), I install the printer through
web interface (localhost:631), the new drivers are listed in cups and
the printer installs. When I try to print a test page in cups, I get an
"Gutenprint Fatal error: Unable to find driver named "EPSON Stylus Photo
Ive tried reinstalling them with different ./configure options.. eg.
and the same happens every time.
EDIT: Well, a little research showed that gutenprint are actually part of Gimpprint, you should try the latest version (5.0.0-beta is the latest, and the one at Slackware-current is 4.2.7) that from the search results i've seen has more support for your printer.
You're right, I thought gutenprint was part of Gimp-print (I've a bad habit of reading just parts of a sentence and "guessing" it).
It's very weird since it doesn't mention that in Gimp-print's page (http://gimp-print.sourceforge.net/) :/
I was noticing some strange goings on happening. I just done fresh installs on two similar machines, one was working fine (I couldnt test cups on this machine as the printers not attached to it), the other was mis-behaving, users vanishing, cdroms not mountable, and other little niggly things that just arnt quite right.
Anywhoo I've re-installed slack to this machine using NFS install, and everything looks hunky dorey. Could probably do with a new cd drive, dont think its reading data correctly.