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Old 09-09-2019, 08:57 PM   #1
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Question Need help troubleshooting printing


Using Linux Mint 19. Trying to install Epson Aculaser C1100 printer on USB - tried different drivers but can not print a test page.
Found this page:
http://download.ebz.epson.net/dsc/du...9a0998b32b66dd
But not sure what to do...
Downloaded the tar.gz file, then tried adding PPD from a file in "printers" gui. But still no luck
Any suggestions? Cheers!

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Old 09-09-2019, 09:29 PM   #2
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I looked at the Epson webpage for this printer. They do not seem to offer a Linux driver.

It might help if you were to list the drivers you have tried.
 
Old 09-09-2019, 09:50 PM   #3
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I looked at the Epson webpage for this printer. They do not seem to offer a Linux driver.

It might help if you were to list the drivers you have tried.
Please have a look at that page I listed above.
http://download.ebz.epson.net/dsc/du...9a0998b32b66dd
also see http://download.ebz.epson.net/man/linux/laser.html
It seems to provide a download. and that gave me a bunch of files, including a PPD file. I added that; but when printing a test page it gave me an error "filter failed", and when I click "diagnose it says:

"printer Epson ... requires pstoalc1100.sh program but it is not currently installed.
It is one of the files that came in that download

here are the files I downloaded:
Code:
bekor@Linux1:~/Downloads/Epson-ALC1100-filter-1.2$ ls *
aclocal.m4             COPYING                    mkinstalldirs
alc1100                EAPL.en.txt                NEWS
alc1100_lprwrapper.sh  EAPL.ja.txt                option.conf
AUTHORS                Epson-ALC1100-filter.spec  pstoalc1100.sh
ChangeLog              INSTALL                    README
config.h.in            install-sh                 README-alc1100
config.log             Makefile.am                README-alc1100-CUPS
configure              Makefile.in
configure.ac           missing

ppd:
Epson-AL-C1100-fm3.ppd
So, latest:
So after some research:
1. tried to run "configure", got message "C compiler cannot create executables"
found this solution: sudo apt install libc6-dev
after that got message: please install CUPS or fix your $PATH
found this solution: sudo apt-get install libcups2-dev libcupsimage2-dev
2. after that tried to run configure and make install (found that direction here :https://www.gedda.info/?p=132
here is the result; but I still get message:"printer Epson ... requires pstoalc1100.sh program but it is not currently installed.
Code:
bekor@Linux1:~/Downloads/Epson-ALC1100-filter-1.2$ sudo ./configure
checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking whether build environment is sane... yes
checking for gawk... gawk
checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... yes
checking for gcc... gcc
checking for C compiler default output... a.out
checking whether the C compiler works... yes
checking whether we are cross compiling... no
checking for suffix of executables... 
checking for suffix of object files... o
checking whether we are using the GNU C compiler... yes
checking whether gcc accepts -g... yes
checking for gcc option to accept ANSI C... none needed
checking for style of include used by make... GNU
checking dependency style of gcc... none
checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking for gawk... (cached) gawk
checking for rpmbuild... no
./configure: line 2792: rpm: command not found
checking for cups-config... yes
configure: creating ./config.status
config.status: creating Makefile
config.status: creating config.h
config.status: executing depfiles commands
bekor@Linux1:~/Downloads/Epson-ALC1100-filter-1.2$ sudo make install
make[1]: Entering directory '/home/bekor/Downloads/Epson-ALC1100-filter-1.2'
/bin/bash ./mkinstalldirs /usr/local/bin
 /usr/bin/install -c pstoalc1100.sh /usr/local/bin/pstoalc1100.sh
 /usr/bin/install -c alc1100_lprwrapper.sh /usr/local/bin/alc1100_lprwrapper.sh
make  install-exec-hook
make[2]: Entering directory '/home/bekor/Downloads/Epson-ALC1100-filter-1.2'
/bin/bash ./mkinstalldirs /usr/local/bin
/usr/bin/install -c ./alc1100 /usr/local/bin
/bin/bash ./mkinstalldirs /usr/local/etc/epkowa/alc1100
mkdir -p -- /usr/local/etc/epkowa/alc1100
/usr/bin/install -c -m 644 ./option.conf /usr/local/etc/epkowa/alc1100
/bin/bash ./mkinstalldirs /usr/share/cups/model
/usr/bin/install -c -m 644 ./ppd/Epson-AL-C1100-fm3.ppd /usr/share/cups/model
make[2]: Leaving directory '/home/bekor/Downloads/Epson-ALC1100-filter-1.2'
make[1]: Nothing to be done for 'install-data-am'.
make[1]: Leaving directory '/home/bekor/Downloads/Epson-ALC1100-filter-1.2'
bekor@Linux1:~/Downloads/Epson-ALC1100-filter-1.2$ sudo /etc/init.d/cups restart
[ ok ] Restarting cups (via systemctl): cups.service.
finally, following some othher guide:
Code:
bekor@Linux1:~/Downloads/Epson-ALC1100-filter-1.2$ sudo ln -s /usr/local/bin/pstoalc1100.sh /usr/bin/pstoalc1100.sh
bekor@Linux1:~/Downloads/Epson-ALC1100-filter-1.2$ sudo ln -s /usr/local/bin/alc1100 /usr/bin/alc1100
bekor@Linux1:~/Downloads/Epson-ALC1100-filter-1.2$ sudo ln -s /usr/local/bin/alc1100_lprwrapper.sh /usr/bin/alc1100_lprwrapper.sh
bekor@Linux1:~/Downloads/Epson-ALC1100-filter-1.2$ sudo /etc/init.d/cups restart
[ ok ] Restarting cups (via systemctl): cups.service.
bekor@Linux1:~/Downloads/Epson-ALC1100-filter-1.2$
Now , when I try printing test page nothing happens at all...

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Old 09-10-2019, 07:05 AM   #4
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ran this:



Code:
apt-get install ia32-libs
found here:http://dev-random.net/fixing-libld-l...-or-directory/
now can print test page! and even - image file like .png
BUT - not pdf or .odt files

HELP PLEASE

Last edited by byebyemrgates; 09-10-2019 at 09:31 AM.
 
Old 09-10-2019, 10:03 AM   #5
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Finally!
copied all the files I downloaded to /usr/bin/
and it worked!
what a trip...
posting this for others who may have the issue...
 
Old 09-10-2019, 06:55 PM   #6
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