LinuxQuestions.org
Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware
User Name
Password
Linux - Hardware This forum is for Hardware issues.
Having trouble installing a piece of hardware? Want to know if that peripheral is compatible with Linux?

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 11-07-2005, 06:51 AM   #1
wraycarr
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: Texas City, TX
Distribution: Gentoo (~amd64)
Posts: 24

Rep: Reputation: 15
Epson R320 Printer


Printer: Epson Stylus Photo R320
Connection: USB 2.0
Node: /dev/usb/lp0
Device port name: usblp0

I've tried using the R300 printer driver from Gutenprint/GimpPrint and the standard CUPS drivers for this (the R320) printer. In both cases, CUPS reports an error with the printer and cancels the print jobs. Something is definitely getting to the printer, because I have to physically unplug the printer to reset it...the power button won't work after I've tried to send a test job from CUPS. Even though Epson says the ESCP/2 driver should work, I find that it does not.

Epson doesn't support Linux. However, it does support Mac OS X. Since this is based on the Linux core, will (or should) the OS X driver specifically for this printer work in Linux? I pulled the driver file from Epson, but the resultant folder contains a .dmg file, which, from Epson's documentation, when mounted will result in a .pkg file for install on mounting. Can a .dmg file be mounted in a Linux system, and how?

I have no trouble accessing the MMC/SD card reader built into the printer.

SHORT FORM:
Can the Max OS X driver for the Epson R320 Printer be used in Linux?
IF SO:
How do I mount the .dmg image file and use the .pkg file stored therein to install the driver?

Thanks for any help!

Last edited by wraycarr; 11-08-2005 at 12:35 AM.
 
Old 11-08-2005, 04:06 PM   #2
LinuxSeeker
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: Linuxland
Distribution: Ubuntu 5.10, KUbuntu 5.10, Mandrake 10.1 - Ubuntu 5.04 (Hoary)
Posts: 346

Rep: Reputation: 30
These links may help you mount the .dmg file:

http://baghira.sourceforge.net/dmg.htm
http://forums.macosxhints.com/archiv...p/t-28751.html
http://www.neowin.net/forum/lofivers...p/t388890.html

Good luck
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
trying to get epson r320 to work via printserver and mepis lostuser Linux - Hardware 0 06-04-2005 03:39 PM
Epson Printer Nightmare Linux - Hardware 1 02-24-2005 05:42 PM
Epson printer jmdlcar Slackware 3 03-21-2004 01:06 PM
epson printer shrinkboy Fedora 3 11-19-2003 12:09 PM
epson usb printer j-charles Linux - Newbie 8 03-17-2002 03:38 PM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:14 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration