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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 8:18 pm    Post subject: CUPS...Grrrrrrrrrrrr Reply with quote

I have been trying to get my usb Epson Stylus Photo RX560 to work on a brand new ~arch install for days.
Both the box and the printer work in an older install w/o problem.
This install had CUPS-1.6.1.
When you click "Add Printer" it gives you several choices,most of them internet,none usb,nearest that I thought left was "LPD/LPR Host or Printer".
So that's what I used and chose " socket://hostname:9100".
All went well,I could set it for CUPS+Gutenprint ok.
To make a long story shorter:it wouldn't print.

Click "Find new printers" and it says "no printers found" with the printer connected and powered.
But that is exactly what you have to do:
When you next click "Add Printer" lo and behold there it is "USB Epson etc"
After that it was a breeze to install it correctly and it prints!!

The Gentoo printing guide needs updating I think.
Cups should be emerged with the usb USE flag set!

I am writing this so it may benefit others.
Gerard.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

did you try this? :wink:

http://download.ebz.epson.net/dsc/search/01/search/searchModuleFromResult

i had to use epsons driver for the workforce 635 all in one. it was set to network print rather than usb, but usb also required the driver.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My printer apparently is too old.
It turns up 0.
Besides I used it with the original driver in WinXP but results where inferior to Linux+Cups+Gutenprint.
Installing stuff outside of portage I avoid as much as possible.
Gerard.
Edit:Just checked but Gutenprint does hav a driver for workforce 635.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

my bad i thought it kept the values i set.

search "RX560" and linux if these links dont work....

http://download.ebz.epson.net/dsc/du/02/DriverDownloadInfo.do?LG2=EN&CN2=&DSCMI=19825&DSCCHK=5c7b4ff541de9a525dc84fb439258ab38e7fefd2

& for scanning

http://download.ebz.epson.net/dsc/du/02/DriverDownloadInfo.do?LG2=EN&CN2=&DSCMI=21580&DSCCHK=ea245da3525f56d8ca2ab9408ed2d6d8b481d435

you need the epson sites driver on top of those 2.

use the tarballs.

im pretty sure the install is

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./configure --prefix=/usr && make && sudo make install

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