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Old 07-31-2013, 03:19 PM   #31
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There must be something in that file, the ones in lib/.. have something in it.

If I do like sugguested.

create an entry file and place in---> file:///etc/modprobe.d/blacklistusblp.conf

and called:
bash-4.2# blacklist usblp
bash: blacklist: command not found
I read here that you need to do:

rmmod usblp
So I did, no reply from the terminal.

the restart cups--> /etc/rc.d/rc.cups restart

and print by--> lp -d EPSON_EPL-6200L2 -P 2 /....../
again the ones with usb:... as default say print completed and there ones with usb:/dev/usb/lp0 hand in process.

if I do "dmesg" I get:

[36236.309501] usbcore: deregistering interface driver usblp
[36386.206061] usb 6-1: new full-speed USB device number 5 using uhci_hcd
[36386.355470] usb 6-1: New USB device found, idVendor=04b8, idProduct=0005
[36386.355480] usb 6-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
[36386.355488] usb 6-1: Product: USB Printer
[36386.355494] usb 6-1: Manufacturer: EPSON
[36386.355499] usb 6-1: SerialNumber: 23P010511261030290
[36386.528549] usblp0: USB Bidirectional printer dev 5 if 0 alt 0 proto 2 vid 0x04B8 pid 0x0005
[36386.528573] usbcore: registered new interface driver usblp
[36387.912994] usblp0: removed
[36387.925621] usblp0: USB Bidirectional printer dev 5 if 0 alt 0 proto 2 vid 0x04B8 pid 0x0005
[36448.395622] usblp0: removed
the rmmod did not give reply after 3 times:
bash-4.2# rmmod usblp
bash-4.2# rmmod usblp
bash-4.2# rmmod usblp
Error: Module usblp is not currently loaded
bash-4.2# rmmod usblp
Error: Module usblp is not currently loaded
and this is cups error log:

W [31/Jul/2013:20:06:32 +0100] CreateDevice failed: org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown:The name org.freedesktop.ColorManager was not provided by any .service files
I looked in that post for epson-inkjet and it looks like that script-install more than just add pdd.

So after all that nothing at the printer.
Old 07-31-2013, 03:39 PM   #32
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I also try to print on lpr command as:

lpr -P EPSON_EPL-6200L2 /
but nothing
Old 07-31-2013, 07:43 PM   #33
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I don't mean to redirect you completely, but I had a similar problem with a Canon MF4570dn. NO MATTER WHAT I did to build those drivers, it wouldn't work on slackware x64. I ended up pulling an old Pentium 3 I had, installing 32 bit slack, connecting it USB to the printer, and setting it up as a print server on my home network. CUPS makes it super easy. It fixed the problem. I'm fascinated to read this article because of the problems I had with that printer, and x64 slack. I don't know what the difference is between the 2, but it just didn't work.

Old 08-01-2013, 04:58 AM   #34
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Can you set "LogLevel Debug" in your /etc/cups/cupsd.conf, restart cups, print something and post the output from the /var/log/cups/error.log here?
Old 08-01-2013, 07:58 AM   #35
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As asked I changed debug level from warn to debug and did a set of print, again the one the device are that serial number go through to complete with not output at the printer and then ones with usb:/..lp0 are hang on processing.

I did 4 set of print record the log and then remove mod usblp and did 4 more then of print and record again the log error:

Here is the log error test one:

The code is too long so I pasted it in pastebin
second test error log deleting the entry from the first one:

By the way nothing at the printer
Old 08-02-2013, 01:15 AM   #36
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I was having the same problem on my Ubuntu 12.04 to use that printer, today through this foomatic-datafile and epsoneplijs was able to print in that Ubuntu machine.

I would like to try the same in the slackware machine but how do I add foomatic-datafile?
Old 08-03-2013, 08:29 AM   #37
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I will be moving this post to solve soon, I have now manage to print using my Slackware machine. On the way print on Windows and Ubuntu. I have to say I got the keys from the Ubuntu machine installation. Here there is not much to say there a part from that link to ijs_server_epsonepl to usr/bin, the rest would be similar to what I describe bellow.

Let move to more slackware-machine.

What I have done:

Download and compile from here:
(On that order)

On my search to create scrip to I found this page a year old which describe depend for foomatic but I am not 100% sure of that, you can found it here

But I used the Slack Build type script to compile. I also used current and give a version number, to do that I need to change the package original version or the script give error.

after all in (I could not wait to the other post to see if I was compile it well) I downloaded the "epsoneplijs-0.4.1.tgz" suggested earlier in this post.

I didnt compile ijs_server_epsonepl as I did earlier on on this, you could read back it you want to know how. I did check and I didnt need to link it as it was in a system path.

Then I did what Debian-install script say on "epsoneplijs-0.4.1.tgz" but manually, comping the folder from driver/opt/printer to slackware folder.

I took the pdd ziped and uncompress it to a bear pdd and the guessed as if you type man foomatic-datafile the description is very similar to ppdfile and it even give me the feeling there are the same so I ran:

(Worse to mention here before doing that I reverse to cups 1.5 and I have not printer installed)

foomatic-ppdfile -t cups -d epl6200l -p Epson-EPL-6200L >/..../Epson-EPL-6200L-epl6200l-cups.ppd
That gave me not reply(its different in Ubuntu-in Ubuntu create the file and the you need to add it), but I went look at cups and the printer was already installed,so I tested as before in the command line:
lp -d printer -P 2 /......path to/
Very happy to see the printer flashing getting read to print.

There still some question and maybe better package compilation, also looking a new db there was a 6200L with a rename and add the one from "epsoneplijs-0.4.1.tgz" maybe its not need it (maybe further test).


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