ian.chapman at alft.com
Mon Nov 26 23:27:13 MSK 2007
Many thanks Ben for the fast reply. I will certainly look more carefully
into what you said. On the other hand I only want to print not spend all
night getting a printer education. Regards Ian in plain text.
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On Mon, Nov 26, 2007 at 11:22:20AM -0500, Ian Chapman wrote:
> Talking about Linux Epson stylus 660 problems. It has worked
> and I printed an Open office letter to my sister okay. But I was
> problems with gnome type and other apps. This printer was fine under
> 98 and since I have updated the HW I decided to get with modern
> too. Only hick my printer may or may not work.
> One of the frustrations is too many cooks and no chief. Lots
> willing helper but not exactly plug and play.
I agree - but I suspect that we mean different things. From what I see
here, you are allowing too many different cooks in your kitchen - and
this is where the problem is coming from. Rather than taking random bits
of advice from here, there, and everywhere, why not try following one
set of instructions from a (hopefully coherent and reputable) single
source? That way, if they're wrong, you'll have learned something along
the way and you'll have better judgement in selecting a better source.
Picking one each from columns A, B, and C teaches you nothing and gives
you no opportunity to improve the process.
E.g., take the instructions from the article you're citing. You clearly
have not followed the advice in there - which I happen to have written -
since you're just guessing at which driver you should use. I gave
specific instructions and even URLs for figuring that out. So, what is
the point and the nature of your complaint? I fail to see it.
If you go back and follow the specific instructions in that article
*and* they fail to work, feel free to come back and say something; I,
for one, would be glad of the error report - and grateful enough to help
you with resolving the problem.
> I have junked foomatic and
> ghostscript and just have cups and gutenprint and Ubuntu. All the
> detailed stuff about sending this that and the other to the printer is
> waste of time.
I'm afraid that you're not qualified to judge that, but thanks for your
> The printer is stuck in the middle of a job despite
> canning all jobs form both gnome and the Firefox type interface. Even
> switching off/on the printer seems to keep the job active somewhere.
Trying random things will create random results, yes. :)
> Using the Firefox interface I have a choice of several
> and no idea what to use.
Perhaps following the instructions - e.g.,
[...] be sure to take a look at http://linuxprinting.org/suggested.html
and to search their database
(http://linuxprinting.org/printer_list.cgi?make=Anyone) for a specific
printer's rating, before making your final decision.
would make good sense. The second link even has specifics on what
drivers to use with a given printer.
> My printer prints the commands that it receives
> and does not do what the software is telling it. I am not really able
> stop printing and have a clean start. Any ideas would be a great help
> would be a reset button for both SW and HW.
Given your explanation, above, I'd look for multiple print servers
running at the same time, and perhaps check '/var/spool' to see if
there's anything untoward or unexpected is living there.
* Ben Okopnik * Editor-in-Chief, Linux Gazette * http://LinuxGazette.NET *
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