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Old 05-22-2004, 01:19 PM   #1
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USB printer problem (Epson Stylus C20UX)


I am having problems getting this printer to work on my Debian box.

I have installed CUPS and get this message in the CUPS admin program:

Printer State: stopped, accepting jobs.
"Unable to open USB device "usb:/dev/usb/lp0": No such device"
Device URI: usb:/dev/usb/lp0

I know that the printer is found as I have tried to unplug the USB connection and plug it in again and a new adress is found at /proc/bus/usb/001

How can I make a symbolic link to /dev/usb/lp0 as this adress changes each time I plug/unplug the USB printer ?

Please anyone. I need this printer and don't want to go into Winslows each time I want to print something :-(
Old 05-22-2004, 01:58 PM   #2
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I dont know if your usb printer is supported, but if you have problems, do a google for TurboPrint. They provide drivers (free, with printed logo, or buy, an get no logo on your printed material) that were the only ones that would work with my Canon i250 usb printer.

Hope it helps

Old 06-07-2004, 05:25 PM   #3
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I had the same problem on my Elitegroup A530 notebook running Debian GNU/Linux. I've solved the problem by doing the following:
[list=1][*]sudo lsmod | grep printer[*]If printer module is not loaded, then "sudo modprobe printer". This will load the printer.o module into the kernel.[*]If printer module "printer.o does not exist in directory /lib/modules/linux/kernel/drivers/usb, then you have to rebuild your kernel.[*]While running make xconfig in your linux source code directory /usr/src/linux, check that USB Printer support is enable for "M" (module) or "Y" (for compile in kernel). Then rebuild your kernel.[/list=1]

I hope this make sense and it will help you.

Good Luck!



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