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Old 06-03-2012, 12:31 PM   #1
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epson C20SX prints WHITE PAGE !!!

Dear list,

I have a epson C20SX parallel printer. I have bought a parallel to usb cable so that I can use it with my laptop. After connecting the cable I have seen the new H/W has been detected.

From lsusb

Bus 001 Device 069: ID 067b:2305 Prolific Technology, Inc. PL2305 Parallel Port


And the node has created as /dev/usb/lp1

crw-rw---T 1 root lp 180, 1 Jun 2 22:45 /dev/usb/lp1

Now I have checked by both cups and system-config-printer; which detected an unknown printer. But not the printer model. Hence I have selected the printer model and from its database the driver i.e. "epson stylus C20Sx" . Unfortunately both the application prints blank test pages. Is there anyone having the same issue.
Can you suggest any fix please ?

Old 06-04-2012, 08:34 AM   #2
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Have a look at this thread. The user got the printer working by configuring it through cups. I suspect getting the device URI correct may help.

The thread -->

Hope this helps.
Old 06-04-2012, 08:48 AM   #3
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Yes I did, but still the same blank page :-(


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