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Mitchor
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 12:41 am    Post subject: [Howto] Epson WF 4535 configuration Reply with quote

As i spent a few hours on this... i share this small howto and hope that it will save your time. ;)
This is for a Linux 64bits arch, but it should be quite the same for 32 bits (let me know) :

Step 1 : download the 2 following rpms from EPSON website :
epson-inkjet-printer-201113w-1.0.2-1lsb3.2.src.rpm
epson-inkjet-printer-201113w-1.0.2-1lsb3.2.x86_64.rpm (should be only for arch x86_64)
Just enter your printer model number + select linux as OS, then select the "full featured driver".

Then transform rpm to tar archive :
Code:
$ sudo emerge -1 app-arch/rpm2targz
$ rpm2tar epson-inkjet-printer-201113w-1.0.2-1lsb3.2.src.rpm
$ rpm2tar epson-inkjet-printer-201113w-1.0.2-1lsb3.2.x86_64.rpm


Step 2 : install the static content :
for 64 bits arch :
Code:
$ sudo tar xvf epson-inkjet-printer-201113w-1.0.2-1lsb3.2.x86_64.tar -C /

for 32 bits arch, (please confirm in this thread if it's OK) :
Code:
$ sudo tar xvf epson-inkjet-printer-201113w-1.0.2-1lsb3.2.src.tar -C /


Step 3 : then compile and install the filter
Code:
tar xvf epson-inkjet-printer-201113w-1.0.2-1lsb3.2.src.tar
tar xvzf epson-inkjet-printer-filter-1.0.0.tar.gz
cd epson-inkjet-printer-filter-1.0.0
libtoolize --force --copy
aclocal
autoconf
automake
chmod +x configure
./configure --prefix=/opt/epson-inkjet-printer-201113w
make
make install

But ... the filter is not installed in the right directory (!?), so move it with :
Code:
sudo mv ./lib/cups/filter/epson_inkjet_printer_filter ./cups/lib/filter/
sudo chown root:root -R /opt/epson-inkjet-printer-201113w


Step 4 : configure cups
/etc/init.d/cupsd restart
go with a browser into cups interface : http://localhost:631
add printer
cups should recognize your network printer
choose the correct ppd file in /opt/epson-inkjet-printer-201113w/ppds

Et voilà!

Note : if you encounter problems, you can debug by recompiling the filter with --enable-debug flag for configure.
It will create the file "/tmp/epson-inkjet-printer-filter.txt" when cups call the filter
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Crenshaw
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 4:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent howto. I would note that with 201212w-1.0.0 version of driver it installed filter in /opt correctly.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks and welcome Mitchor, a very useful debut post :D

Just wanted to append link to a post about network scanning on Epson (the thread title is a different model but it covers all modern Epsons I think, certainly works for WP-4535-DWF over Ethernet).

Also, there are bugs for the printer driver and network scan plugin that folk may be interested in. (Maybe someone's even interested enough to sign up as maintainer? :wink: )
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2013 7:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi!

I have adapted your HOWTO to my own printer model and it works great:

http://forums.funtoo.org/viewtopic.php?pid=9788

Thanks!
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