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Old 09-22-2003, 06:14 AM   #1
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Installation of Epson EPL-5900L on Slackware 9.0

Hi! I have a problem with installation of my printer, a Epson EPL-5900L (with USB interface) using Slackware 9.0.
After a search with Google, I found a site with a driver for my printer. So, I downloaded the file called "epsoneplijs-0.3.0.tgz". I decompressed it and I done ./configure, make, make install.
So I went to /usr/share/apsfilter and I done ./SETUP, but the new driver isn't listed in any category.

I followed this instructions found in file "epsonepl.apsfilter":

# Installation instructions:
# (1) Copy this file to "${LOCALBASE}/share/apsfilter/driver" and renamed as "epsonepl".
# (2) Add the following line (without beginning and trailing spaces)
# to "${LOCALBASE}/share/apsfilter/driver/MAPPING" :
# epsonepl:EPL5700L:EPL5800L:EPL5900L:

I think "${LOCALBASE} is "/usr", is this wrong?

Thanks in advance,

Old 10-25-2004, 01:31 PM   #2
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I would like to inform you that I had problem printing on an EPL 5800L, even as a local printer. (I found no driver for that printer). I tried other drivers for similar printers and I had success with the driver for 5700L, if my memory is correct. Anyway try a different -but similar- driver and you may solve your problem.....
Good luck

PS with the new driver I have used the EPL5800L as a remote printer attached to a win98 machine on a local network with success


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