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Old 10-01-2010, 10:48 AM   #1
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Hi forum

I am very new to linux and I am a computer rookie

I have loaded the os PClinuxOS 2010 On to my computer

Download went ok

But I am having great problems in trying to find A

simple way of connecting an Epson sx 215 printer to the


I don,t understand the stuff I am reading is there an easy way

Thanks in advance]
Old 10-01-2010, 11:32 AM   #2
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Can you tell us what you're having difficulty reading or ask a specific question? Epson printers are usually handled well by Linux systems without much user intervention, but without knowing what you're trying (i.e., CUPS, system-config-printer, ) it's hard to offer advice.
Old 10-01-2010, 11:41 AM   #3
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Connect your printer, then open your PCLinux Control Center, go to Hardware and use the Configure printing and scanning wizard.
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I don,t understand the stuff I am reading is there an easy way

"The easy way to achieve great things is to understand it first." -konfutze-

You should have posted here in what particular stage are you having any issue so that we can pinpoint your location: the carrier signal of "difficulty" is very broad.

As a newbie in gnu/linux it is a big help to have a ready reference, sort of tutorial in hand while tackling new problems in controlling the system. Download a very good tutorial here. Come back with a wiser question for wiser response. Epson SX-218 & SX-125 are supported in Linux according to this page, see if SX-218 works for you. Mostly linux drivers work for several versions.

Generally installation of printers in Gnu/Linuxes is via CUPS (Common Unix Printing System). Be sure your printer is plugged 'ON'. Launch a web browser 'Firefox' and put an address: '' --note the colon between the IP and port number. Being there in the CUPS goto Administration -> Install New Printer -> blah blah easy to follow instructions: I am certain the driver for SX-218 shall be there available.

Hope this helps. Good luck.


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