[SOLVED] How to Get an Epson WF-3540 Printer Working Under Slackware
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How to Get an Epson WF-3540 Printer Working Under Slackware
So I just bought an Epson WF-3540 All-in-One Printer/Scaner/Copier/Fax, and I'm having trouble getting it to work under Slackware. I found some drivers in RPM and DEB format and tried converting them to Slackware packages, but it didn't work. For now I've uninstalled them until I can get some help. Does anyone here have experience with this printer?
I don't really care if scanning never works, just as long as I can print over either USB or WiFi.
Unfortunately neither of those pages helped. However I was able to get it working by adapting a SlackBuild for other Epson printer drivers to the RPM packages I had previously found, so I got it working in the end.
I'll upload the modified SlackBuild if anyone wants me to, but really they're so trivial that they could be done by search and replace. Not sed, search and replace.
I'm not exactly sure. Everything seemed like it was working perfectly up until I actually tried to print, at which point I'd get a "No such file or directory" error from epson_inkjet_printer_filter, without telling me which file or directory it was looking for. Looking at the SlackBuild I modified, I would guess it was looking for something in /usr/resource -- which doesn't exist in Slackware and wasn't created let alone populated by the converted RPM. Keep in mind this is only an assumption based on the fact that the SlackBuild modifies epson_inkjet_printer_filter's config.h, changing all references to /usr/resource to instead point to /usr/share/$PRGNAM/resource, and later populates the altered path with binary files.
EDIT: Actually, that doesn't make sense, surely it would know to look in opt, seeing as that's where the RPM would have installed it in an RPM distro.... I don't know what it was looking for, only that it couldn't find it.
Last edited by KDHofAvalon; 02-06-2013 at 07:50 PM.
If you have this working for you then all is good. My curiosity is about whether the SlackDocs page about the Brother printer drivers has broader applicability. One thought is that the scripts in rpm packages are written for csh. Perhaps the converted packages are best installed from within tcsh.