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Old 10-21-2005, 02:38 PM   #1
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Problem installing my printer under CUPS - All print jobs get cancelled immediately


I'm trying to use the Web interface to install my Epson Stylus C86 printer. I added my printer, these are my settings from the admin page:

Description: Epson Stylus C86
Location: LPT1
Printer State: idle, accepting jobs.
Device URI: epson:/dev/lp0

I don't *have* a /dev/lp1 on my system, I thought this was the default parallel port...

Anyways, I read in the CUPS manual that CUPS ships with a default 24 pin driver for Stylus printers. Since I can't find my exact model in the list of printers, I first tried to choose a Stylus Color 82 (my parents printer ). This didn't work (had the 'print job cancelled error') so I tried modifying the printer to use the default 24 pin driver for the Stylus. This gives me the same error.

When I try to print a test page, it sends the job to the printer and assigns a print job ID. Nothing happens on the printer, and when I view jobs, none are pending. When I view completed jobs, every job has been cancelled immediately.

Should I look for and install the correct driver for my printer? I thought printers were fairly generic in the Epson family, so I was at least hoping I could print a few pages of code from the shell before finding my *exact* model for precise image printing, complex documents, etc...

I tried restarting the cups daemon through a few /etc/rc.d/rc.cups {start,restart,stop} commands, but none of it helped.

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Old 10-21-2005, 02:54 PM   #2
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If u use 10.2 SLW to setup parallel port printer u must uncommment lp0 and parallel-pc lines in /etc/rcd.d/rc/modules. Earlier versions of SLW didnt need this. I had same problem with my parallel port printer. lsmod can confirm if the above-mentioned modules are loaded. Then printer can be setup thru kde or web easily since u have cups running. Good luck.
 
Old 10-21-2005, 03:05 PM   #3
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Smile

I should have mentioned - I'm using Slackware 10.1 with 2.6.11 kernel. I'll take a poke through that file just to be sure though.
 
Old 10-24-2005, 08:22 PM   #4
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I had the exact same problem (well, I had the exact same syptoms). Here's how I dealt with it:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=353843

hth --Jonas
 
Old 10-24-2005, 11:18 PM   #5
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Re: Problem installing my printer under CUPS - All print jobs get cancelled immediate

Quote:
Originally posted by lowpro2k3
I'm trying to use the Web interface to install my Epson Stylus C86 printer. I added my printer, these are my settings from the admin page:

Description: Epson Stylus C86
Location: LPT1
Printer State: idle, accepting jobs.
Device URI: epson:/dev/lp0

I don't *have* a /dev/lp1 on my system, I thought this was the default parallel port...

Anyways, I read in the CUPS manual that CUPS ships with a default 24 pin driver for Stylus printers. Since I can't find my exact model in the list of printers, I first tried to choose a Stylus Color 82 (my parents printer ). This didn't work (had the 'print job cancelled error') so I tried modifying the printer to use the default 24 pin driver for the Stylus. This gives me the same error.

When I try to print a test page, it sends the job to the printer and assigns a print job ID. Nothing happens on the printer, and when I view jobs, none are pending. When I view completed jobs, every job has been cancelled immediately.

Should I look for and install the correct driver for my printer? I thought printers were fairly generic in the Epson family, so I was at least hoping I could print a few pages of code from the shell before finding my *exact* model for precise image printing, complex documents, etc...

I tried restarting the cups daemon through a few /etc/rc.d/rc.cups {start,restart,stop} commands, but none of it helped.
I have an Epson Stylus C86 printer printing on LPT1 with Slackware 10.2
Choose the Stylus C84 driver, it'll work:-)
 
Old 10-25-2005, 05:00 PM   #6
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try using lp0 for epsom printer. Try linuxprinting.org for your model number driver. goodluck.
 
Old 10-31-2005, 03:09 PM   #7
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Don't struggle

Get every function of your printer to work. Don't compromise. No hassle. No changing the configuration of CUPS or your distribution copy, or downloading add-on programs. Go to ESP Print Pro and just start printing.

http://www.easysw.com/printpro/
 
  


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