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Author Topic: Linux Printers.  (Read 3330 times)

tickmike

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Linux Printers.
« on: April 16, 2008, 02:33:24 PM »

The only thing I do not like with PCLinux is the printing.  :no:
I have tried changing all the printer settings to no avail, still not as good as xp !.
The only reason I'm using xp is to do my daughters printing for he homework.

Epson Stylus C42UX
« Last Edit: April 16, 2008, 02:46:19 PM by tickmike »
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I have a set of 8 fixed IP's From my Eclipse isp.
BT ADSL2 (G992.3) line>HG612 set as a Modem, Bridge, WAN not Bound to LAN1 or 2 >Smoothwall (Hardware Firewall and routing) > Ethernet LAN, DMZ,WiFI LAN and Spare LAN .
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Re: Linux Printers.
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2008, 09:27:14 PM »

I can't help you there, I'm afraid. I've no experience of Epson printers. HP printers are very well supported by an HP utility called hplip, which provides drivers supporting all the features of the printers. Epson don't seem to do the same, but this might be of help.
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Re: Linux Printers.
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2008, 03:04:58 PM »

I use 'Cups' system at the moment, there seams to be quite a few people on the pclinux forum having the same problems.
I don't want to get another printer as I have another two (nearly new) of these printers.  :'(
I,m working to get 'VirtualBox' installed with xp on it just to print from.  ;)
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I RECOMMEND TRYING PCLinuxOS (www.pclinuxos.com) .
I have a set of 8 fixed IP's From my Eclipse isp.
BT ADSL2 (G992.3) line>HG612 set as a Modem, Bridge, WAN not Bound to LAN1 or 2 >Smoothwall (Hardware Firewall and routing) > Ethernet LAN, DMZ,WiFI LAN and Spare LAN .
DSLstats LAN2  linked Ethernet

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Re: Linux Printers.
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2008, 03:22:36 PM »

« Last Edit: April 18, 2008, 03:44:48 PM by tuftedduck »
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Re: Linux Printers.
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2008, 02:09:14 PM »

Have you downloaded the latest Linux drivers

Thanks, Had a look .
That link takes you to another site in a round about way, but I could not find any drives for  'pclinux' os. :no:
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I RECOMMEND TRYING PCLinuxOS (www.pclinuxos.com) .
I have a set of 8 fixed IP's From my Eclipse isp.
BT ADSL2 (G992.3) line>HG612 set as a Modem, Bridge, WAN not Bound to LAN1 or 2 >Smoothwall (Hardware Firewall and routing) > Ethernet LAN, DMZ,WiFI LAN and Spare LAN .
DSLstats LAN2  linked Ethernet

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Re: Linux Printers.
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2008, 02:20:26 PM »

Have you selected the correct option where I have put the red arrow.

The page clearly shows the Linux drivers as a download.




I have downloaded the file as a zip at 500 bytes, can I mail it to you.?
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Re: Linux Printers.
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2008, 01:26:33 PM »

Thanks for taking the trouble  :), but that is only a link to another site (notice 0.00 bytes)
The other site gives lists of drivers, but none for "pclinux".
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I RECOMMEND TRYING PCLinuxOS (www.pclinuxos.com) .
I have a set of 8 fixed IP's From my Eclipse isp.
BT ADSL2 (G992.3) line>HG612 set as a Modem, Bridge, WAN not Bound to LAN1 or 2 >Smoothwall (Hardware Firewall and routing) > Ethernet LAN, DMZ,WiFI LAN and Spare LAN .
DSLstats LAN2  linked Ethernet

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Re: Linux Printers.
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2008, 02:34:47 PM »

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Re: Linux Printers.
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2008, 03:02:35 PM »

You won't find drivers specifically made for PCLinuxOS. A Linux driver is a Linux driver, and it should be possible to use it on any modern Linux system. If you download that 'zero bytes' file you will find that it's actually a small html document with links to download sites for various types of Epson equipment. Follow the link for inkjet printers and you can get the driver you want - choose Mandriva --> 2007 as your OS (PCLOS is derived from Mandriva 2007) and you will eventually get to an RPM file which should install on your system.
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