Joined: 04 Jan 2004
|Posted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 11:36 am Post subject: Epson XP 750 Series printer
|I've always used Epson printers since they were well supported in Linux.
I had to replace my RX560 because it developed all kinds of problems after 5 years.
So I ordered an XP 750.
Unpleasant surprise:Epson stopped support for Linux last January.
So cups didn't list this printer.
I googled foomatic,linux printing and you name it.
All I found was an rpm driver.
I did however find a file in /usr/share/foomatic/db/source/printer/Epson-XP-750_Series.xml.
So why doesn't cups list it then?
I'd be very very grateful for any help.
Edit:I finally found an rpm file from Epson no less.
So I emerged rpm but it won't install:
rpm --install epson-inkjet-printer-201209w-1.0.1-1lsb3.2.x86_64.rpm
warning: epson-inkjet-printer-201209w-1.0.1-1lsb3.2.x86_64.rpm: Header V4 DSA/SHA1 Signature, key ID 8aa65d56: NOKEY
error: Failed dependencies:
lsb >= 3.2 is needed by epson-inkjet-printer-201209w-1.0.1-1lsb3.2.x86_64
/bin/sh is needed by epson-inkjet-printer-201209w-1.0.1-1lsb3.2.x86_64
/bin/sh is a symlink to bash in my system,could they need another kind of shell?
What the heck is "lsb >= 3.2"?
I need this file for both the ppd and the driver.
To install Gentoo I use sysrescuecd.Based on Gentoo,has firefox to browse Gentoo docs and mc to browse (and edit) files.
The same disk can be used for 32 and 64 bit installs.
You can follow the Handbook verbatim.