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Old 03-02-2005, 04:29 AM   #1
scorpion77
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USB printer installation in Slackware 10.1


Hi to everyone. I have a USB printer, Epson EPL-5900L, and I try to install it in Slackware 10.1 with kernel "bare.i" (default recommended kernel) to use with CUPS.
So I installed the Foomatic packages, in the last versions. In order, I installed these packages:

- foomatic-filters-ppds-20050301
- foomatic-db-20050301
- foomatic-filters-3.0-20050301
- foomatic-db-engine-3.0-20050301
- foomatic-db-hpijs-1.5-20050301

Then I installed printer drivers for Epson printers (epsoneplijs-0.4.0.tgz) and I configured CUPS.

This is the configuration of my printer like appears in CUPS Printers panel:

Epson EPL-5900L Foomatic/epl5900l (recommended)
Description: Epson EPL5900L
Location:
Printer State: idle, accepting jobs.
Device URI: usb:/dev/usb/lp0


If I try to print the test page, the printer seems to be dead. And in CUPS jobs panel, i found this:

MyPrinter-1 Test Page root 15k aborted


If I try to restart the job, I get this error:

Error:

client-error-not-possible


Obviously I loaded the module for USB printer support (activating it in /etc/rc.d/rc.modules).

Help me, please! I need to print documents, so I can leave Windows for good.

Thanks in advance,

Scorpion77
 
Old 03-02-2005, 11:56 AM   #2
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I have reinstalled Slackware 10.1 and I reinstalled all Foomatic packages and the printer drivers. Now the configuration of my printer is changed, the device URI was usb:/dev/usb/lp0, now is usb://EPSON/EPL5900L.
Here it is the configuration of my printer like appears in CUPS Printers panel:

Epson EPL-5900L Foomatic/epl5900l (recommended)
Description: Epson EPL-5900L
Location:
Printer State: idle, accepting jobs.
Device URI: usb://EPSON/EPL-5900L


But the printer still seems to be dead.

This is the contents of the file /tmp/foomatic-rip.log:

foomatic-rip version $Revision: 3.43.2.9 $ running...
called with arguments: '13', 'root', 'Test Page', '1', ''
Parsing PPD file ...
*cupsFilter: "application/vnd.cups-postscript 0 foomatic-rip"
Added option ColorSpace
Added option Resolution
Added option PageSize
Added option PageRegion
Added option ImageableArea
Added option PaperDimension
Added option PrintoutMode
Added option FlowControl
Added option Density
Added option TonerSave
Added option Dpi
Added option Ritech
Added option Font

Parameter Summary
-----------------

Spooler: cups
Printer: MyPrinter
PPD file: /etc/cups/ppd/MyPrinter.ppd
Printer model: Epson EPL-5900L Foomatic/epl5900l (recommended)
Options:
Job title: Test Page
File(s) to be printed:
<STDIN>


================================================

File: <STDIN>

================================================

Reading PostScript input ...
--> This document is DSC-conforming!

-----------
Found: %%BeginProlog
Found: %%EndProlog

-----------
Found: %%BeginSetup
Found: %%BeginFeature: *PrintoutMode Normal
Option: PrintoutMode=Normal --> Setting option
Found: %% FoomaticRIPOptionSetting: PrintoutMode=Normal
Option: PrintoutMode=Normal --> Setting option
Found: %%BeginFeature: *PageSize Letter
Option: PageSize=Letter --> Option will be set by PostScript interpreter
Found: %%BeginFeature: *FlowControl Off
Option: FlowControl=Off --> Setting option
Found: %% FoomaticRIPOptionSetting: FlowControl=Off
Option: FlowControl=Off --> Setting option
Found: %%BeginFeature: *Dpi FromPrintoutMode
Option: Dpi=FromPrintoutMode --> Setting option
Found: %% FoomaticRIPOptionSetting: Dpi=@PrintoutMode
Option: Dpi=FromPrintoutMode --> Setting option
Found: %%BeginFeature: *Density 3
Option: Density=3 --> Setting option
Found: %% FoomaticRIPOptionSetting: Density=3
Option: Density=3 --> Setting option
Found: %%BeginFeature: *Ritech FromPrintoutMode
Option: Ritech=FromPrintoutMode --> Setting option
Found: %% FoomaticRIPOptionSetting: Ritech=@PrintoutMode
Option: Ritech=FromPrintoutMode --> Setting option
Found: %%BeginFeature: *TonerSave FromPrintoutMode
Option: TonerSave=FromPrintoutMode --> Setting option
Found: %% FoomaticRIPOptionSetting: TonerSave=@PrintoutMode
Option: TonerSave=FromPrintoutMode --> Setting option
Found: %%EndSetup
Inserting PostScript code for CUPS' page accounting

-----------
New page: 1 1
Inserting option code into "PageSetup" section.
No page header or page header not DSC-conforming
Stopping search for page header options
Found:
pageHeight sub % Move down...
--> Output goes directly to the renderer now.


Starting renderer
JCL: <job data>

renderer PID kid4=3778
renderer command: gs -q -dBATCH -dSAFER -dNOPAUSE -sProcessColorModel=DeviceGray -dBitsPerSample=1 -sDEVICE=ijs -sIjsServer=ijs_server_epsonepl -dIjsUseOutputFD -sDeviceManufacturer=Epson -sDeviceModel=EPL5900L -sIjsParams="EplFlowControl=off,EplDpi=600,EplDensity=3,EplRitech=on,EplTonerSave=off," -sOutputFile=- -
foomatic-gswrapper: gs '-dBATCH' '-dSAFER' '-dNOPAUSE' '-sProcessColorModel=DeviceGray' '-dBitsPerSample=1' '-sDEVICE=ijs' '-sIjsServer=ijs_server_epsonepl' '-dIjsUseOutputFD' '-sDeviceManufacturer=Epson' '-sDeviceModel=EPL5900L' '-sIjsParams=EplFlowControl=off,EplDpi=600,EplDensity=3,EplRitech=on,EplTonerSave=off,' '-sOutputFile=/dev/fd/3' '/dev/fd/0' 3>&1 1>&2
ESP Ghostscript 7.07 (2003-07-12)
Copyright 2003 artofcode LLC and Easy Software Products, all rights reserved.
This software comes with NO WARRANTY: see the file PUBLIC for details.
sh: ijs_server_epsonepl: command not found
ESP Ghostscript 7.07.1: Can't start ijs server "ijs_server_epsonepl"
**** Unable to open the initial device, quitting.
tee: standard output: Broken pipe

Closing renderer
tee: write error
renderer return value: 1
renderer received signal: 1
Process dying with "Possible error on renderer command line or PostScript error. Check options.", exit stat: 3
error: No such file or directory (2)
Possible error on renderer command line or PostScript error. Check options.
tail process done writing data to STDOUT
KID4 finished
KID3 exited with status 3
Renderer exit stat: 3
Renderer process finished
Killing process 3777 (KID3)
Process dying with "Error closing renderer", exit stat: 3
error: Illegal seek (29)

I hope somebody could help me.

Scorpion77
 
Old 03-03-2005, 02:10 AM   #3
scorpion77
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I HAVE BEEN ABLE TO PRINT!!!

The problem was that I installed epsoneplijs-0.4.0.tgz package with pkgtool, but really the file extension has deceived me, but it wasn't a package already compiled for Slackware, but was a .tar.gz compressed file. So I installed it with the usual procedure:

./configure
make
make install

Now I'm completely independent from Windows!

Bye,

Scorpion77
 
  


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