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Old 11-26-2007, 07:28 PM   #1
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Pls help me install epson c90 printer driver


Please help me install Epson stylus c90 driver.

Kubuntu 7.04

*And I don't understand

foomatic
postscript
cups

and i dont have time to read all the documentation. thanks

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Old 11-27-2007, 05:12 AM   #2
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Try using your browser, clicking on the link below
http://localhost:631
this will open an interface to cups. From here you can add a printer. Just follow the prompts. It is very easy.

As for understanding things- you are going to have to do more reading for that. If the manuals are no help, just try googling the terms.
 
Old 11-27-2007, 09:51 AM   #3
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Solid State of Being

Thanks, but it does not give me something I could work on. You must understand that people are too busy doing their laundry, taking kids to school, washing the dishes, cooking food, working, stuff, that there usually is so little time to fiddle around with the gears and knobs.

I understand that for linux theres a learning curve to doing things. But I am just an average guy who needs to print. Ok you could ask me to install you could ask me to find the driver if need be - but you couldn't ask me to twiddle dee and twiddle dum about the little details.

I just want my printer to work.
I can't afford windows.
I have less than average attention span in looking at things that are probably irrelevant to my existence.

I don't want you to tell me that Linux is not for me because of what I just said above.

I like Linux. I LOVE Linux. But I don't like twiddling and reading for 2 hours to install my printer.

A printer is for printing. I don't want to learn about it as much as you would like to learn about how baby diapers are made and what chemicals turn their pee into jelly.
 
Old 11-27-2007, 10:41 AM   #4
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Danny-
Chill out!
I was trying to help. It was never my intention to be one of the "RTFM" crazies that are less than helpful.
You have given no information as to what you have tried to do to get the printer working, so there is little anyone but you can do to try to install it. So, when you have calmed down, did you try clicking on the link I posted above? What happened? What did you do? Options you are unsure of? Post it all here and maybe someone can help.
 
Old 11-28-2007, 01:15 AM   #5
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sorry

Sorry, bad day got the better of me. Nobody wanted to help me in #kubuntu - they just said read this read that - it all points to tons of things to read

Man I'm sorry.

Yup I clicked on the link and the browser opened and showed:

1. C Unix Printing System

*Clicked on Add Printer

2. Add Printer

*Gave Name:EPSONStylusC90
*Gave Location:House
*Gave Description:HousePrinter

Clicked Continue

3. Device for EPSONStylusC90

-I don't know what to do here but since I saw the word EPSON in Parallel Port #1 that's what I chose
-My printer is connected via USB

* Clicked on Continue

4. Model/Driver for EPSONStylusC90 or provide a PPD file

* I dont know which of these should be my choice.

Most of them has the words foomatic...

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Old 11-28-2007, 05:03 AM   #6
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Hey- no problem.
Ok, lets see what I can help with. I am no expert for sure (I am trying to get my printer working with no responses, not even the ones to tell me what to read )
Try deleting the printer you added before :
go to the localhost page thing
use the "printers" tab, delete printer.

Next go to the "administration" tab
under printers, click "find new printers"

We want to see if the printer can be found all by itself, hopefully taking some of the guess work out of setting it up.
 
Old 11-28-2007, 08:43 AM   #7
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I feel like a total idiot - it worked

Man, I don't know how to say this, but can I help you in any way?

You were patient and you helped me even though I was a complete ass. You fixed my problem buddy.

Thanks.

If there's anything I could help you with (that I can - of course) just tell me.

Thanks.

That did it. Though - I must admit that I found it difficult to install C90 Printer - because it was not listed.

I searched via Google - and it said there that C90 is compatible with C68. And it worked.

I am Deeply Happy!

Muchos Gracias.

Salamat.

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Old 11-28-2007, 12:37 PM   #8
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Hey thats awesome! I'm glad it worked out for you.
My printer(s) are being difficult in that they wont let me use them..

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...pgrade-602316/

and here-

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=624176

lotsa hits, no responses. If I want to print, I have to flip over to Fedora ( where wireless doesn't work!!Thats another story though) and use it there, or plug it in to my windoze laptop. Sometimes I wonder about all this....

Happy printing!!
 
Old 11-29-2007, 08:09 AM   #9
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Yes, we can't have the best of both worlds

Windows has plenty of security issues but has near excellent hardware compatibility

Linux has I guess, less security issues, minimal hardware compatibility and of course its free.

Sad truth - but hey linux is getting better. Back then I used dapper and ran tremulous (a 3D game) slowly at minimum settings.

Feisty made a lot of improvements since my pc actually ran better and can now use high visual settings - using the same pc: a pentium 3 650 Mhz with 256 mb ram.

weird right?

Its going there. pretty soon i guess desktop software or OS would take less and less roles as the focus seem to be on web software dev.

except for games of course
 
Old 12-09-2007, 07:32 PM   #10
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im a new user of ubuntu. want also your help. sir where can i get a epson c90 driver for ubunto? im using a windows base server. and i hoping to connect my ubuntu client pc to it.

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Old 12-10-2007, 09:27 AM   #11
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Oist

I actually used EPSON C68 as the driver. Hindi ako makakita ng C90. After ko sundin yung instructions niya - pinili ko lang yung C68. Trans: After I followed his instructions - I chose the driver for C68. So basically my C90 was pretending to be a C68.

Btw welcome to the world of linux. Its nice to here fellow Filipinos trying Linux. Man its hard specially if you are not IT trained - like me. Be prepared to face blank walls - many of them in fact. But once you get down to it - Linux helps you get a clear conscience when it comes to piracy hehehe.

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Old 12-12-2007, 09:25 AM   #12
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thanks you very much!

sir thank you very much for your help. now i can print my customers documents. thanks again.
 
  


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