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Old 11-09-2009, 06:11 PM   #1
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Thumbs up How to install pipslite on Fedora Core 11 - support Epson Stylus Photo R360 R380 R390

I just spent two days getting my Epson R360 to work on FC 11. This was tricky since the R360 (and R380 R390) are not supported as standard, and I needed the pipslite package from Epson. The binary packages do not work on FC 11 ( give install: target `' is not a directory ) and fail to make the ppd file which is essential.

So.. we need to get the pipslite source package, fix the release number to match the source, install the lib packages it depends on, re-autoconfigure it (this picks up the changed libraries for FC 11), run ./configure; make dist; and then rpmbuild a proper binary package. Install the newly built rpm and use cups to install the printer using the
/usr/share/cups/model/ekspr360.ppd file.

The source package is under the linux drivers on
(current source is pipslite_1.4.0-5.tar.gz). Beware... this file is double gzipped. You will need to ungzip before you untar the sources with the zxf options (into /tmp/build ).

Next - fix the release number, the PACKAGE_RELEASE number in file should currently be set to 5 not 4.

Install libgtk, gtk2, upgrade cups to the latest FC11 update:
yum install -y libgtk
yum install -y gtk2
yum upgrade -y cups
yum install -y cups-devel

The lib packages you will need are:

Follow the source build instructions on (remember PACKAGE_RELEASE is 5)

And good luck. I hope this saves you two days. Thanks to Epson/Avasys for supplying a driver and the rebuild instructions.

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Old 12-06-2009, 07:24 PM   #2
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i tried, but kept hitting road blocks. scanning did start working again. then i stumbled on this

i'm almost disappointed it worked, but if it continues, i'll get over it. ubuntu guys have it going on. not the first fix i've got from them. i may have to jump ship.


nx400 (Idle, Accepting Jobs, Not Shared)
Description: epson stylus nx400
Location: usb
Driver: Epson Stylus DX4800 Foomatic/gutenprint-ijs-simplified.5.2 (recommended) (color)
Connection: usb://EPSON/Stylus%20NX400
Defaults: job-sheets=none, none media=na_letter_8.5x11in
Old 04-01-2010, 01:24 PM   #3
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progress report: one step backward. printer no longer prints. so much for staying "updated". reinstall of avays wrapper doesn't work. dx4800 no longer works. anybody else out there with a working nx400? should i move to ubuntu?


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