how install usb printer (epson stylus color 480sxu) ?
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make sure you install CUPS, reboot then run the following in a web browser http://localhost:631 . You will see an option to do "Administration Tasks", click that, enter "root" in the username and the password in the "password" dialogue box. Follow instructions from there and your printer will be working in no time.
Not much Command Line (CL) work to setup printer with Slackware, what you need is CUPS as mentioned by reddaza.
I will give you more specific instructions here:
I assume you have cups and only cups installed. If you installed cups and lprng, please removepkg lprng and updatepkg --reinstall cups.
1. plug-in your printer and switch it on.
2. download http://www.linuxprinting.org/downloa...s-3.0.1.tar.gz
3. uncompress it
4. ./configure, make
5. copy foomatic-rip to /usr/lib/cups/filter/
6. Now, go to /etc/rc.d/ and ./rc.cups restart (I have my reasons)
7. Open your favourite browser, go to 127.0.0.1:631
And everything is pretty clear from then on. When you are prompted for username and password use your root account.
Distribution: RHEL5/6, Solaris 10/11, NetBSD, OpenBSD, FreeBSD, MacOS
I'm having a bit of a problem with setting up a usb printer also, and I'm hoping I could get a bit of help.
I understand the above instructions and have followed them all etc. but I seem to be getting a seperate problem. Once I've set the printer up in CUPS and I try and send a test print to it, I always get an error message along the lines of:
"Unable to open USB device "usb:/dev/usb/lp1": No such device"
Device URI: usb:/dev/usb/lp1
The error is the same, whatever usb printer # I try and set up within CUPS. I have usb support complied in to my kernel, and the usb controller appears to be detected. Using the lsusb command produces the following:
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
I'm at a bit of a loss what to do really, I've read the usb info I can find and as far as I can tell, everything is set up correctly.