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Old 03-12-2006, 11:51 AM   #1
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Network Printing with Epson Photo Printer

Trying to get an Epson R220 to be a network printer connected to a SuSE9.0 box. SuSE9.0 doesn't provide drivers so I've added Turbo Print and local printing works fine. I can also get the R220 to work off print drivers built for other Photo printers. The printer is visible on a network (using Samba) and is called Epson220. A Windows XP box can see the printer (and other directories on the SuSE9.0 box), and I have installed the R220 driver. When I do a test print from Windows, nothing happens - no jobs in queues. The error_log file in /var/log/cups gives the following:
E [12/Mar/2006:13:32:23 +0000] print_job: Unsupported format 'application/octet-stream'!
I [12/Mar/2006:13:32:23 +0000] Hint: Do you have the raw file printing rules enabled?
I've checked that network printing does work using non Turbo Print ppds - a HP1320 printer works fine. I also used an Epson stylus color 440 successfully, until the printer became too old (the R220 is the replacement). Can anyone help?
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Linux printing to printer or Linux printer queue you set up the printer with appropriate driver via cups or yast. I usually lable these queues with "_lin" appended to them.
e.g. epson_lin

For Windows to Linux print queue, you want to have it print to a queue you set up to be raw. You'll install a Windows client side driver for the rasterizing to the raw printer. I label these without the "_lin"
e.g. epson
I usually have these made available via samba and I use a samba printcap file so that the Windows users don't see the "_lin" entries.

To enable the raw types, edit your /etc/cups/mime.types and /etc/cups/mime.convs files and search for the term "raw" in each of those.. you'll see the line to uncomment in each one.
Old 03-23-2006, 02:36 AM   #3
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Many thanks. Epson Photo printers now working.


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