ichapman at videotron.ca
Wed Nov 28 16:00:22 MSK 2007
On Tue, 2007-27-11 at 16:00 -0500, Ben Okopnik wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 26, 2007 at 10:03:00PM -0500, Ian Chapman wrote:
> > Hi Ben, Ian in plain text I hope. I had to add myself to the group lp and
> > now I can print the text file
> > head -60 /home/stanley82/Artwork/PCB_elements.fp/Trig_HS.fp > /dev/lp0
> > which is a really good start. I did it a couple of times.
> > Going into System administration printing add printer (gnome cups ad)
> > and something is detected on the parallel port but it does not know what.
> > I can tell it to use the parallel port and select Epson color stylus 660
> > but I do not know where to find the driver (escp2-660 I believe) and i
> > since the printer was not detected it may not be a good thing to press on.
> A printer driver just defines a set of codes that are sent to the
> printer to get it to perform specific actions. If you pick the wrong
> one, nothing bad will happen: the printer simply will not do what it's
> supposed to do, at which point you can try another driver.
> The URLs I recommended list the specific driver needed for a given
> printer. I.e., the Epson 660 listing
> gives the following info:
> Epson Stylus Color 660
> Color inkjet printer, max. 1440x720 dpi, works Perfectly
> Recommended driver: gutenprint (Home page, driver for: x86 32 bit, x86 64 bit, How to install)
> Generic instructions for: CUPS, LPD, LPRng, PPR, PDQ, no spooler
thanks again. I've been through most of this stuff. I junked all my
printers and made a new one using the web interface as the gnome
interface asks me to find a driver and I do not know were to look.
Printing a test page results in lots of top left only on other wise
empty pages. It was fine using your head (head
-60 /home/stanley82/Artwork/PCB_elements.fp/Trig_HS.fp > /dev/lp0
) from a terminal window. Now the printer is stuck in the middle of a
long long test page. Going into gnome printer properties these are the
drivers which do not look at all like what I was expecting.
PCL 6/PCL XL ;I'm using this one
I am using this connection
IPP Printer or printer on cUPS server (IPP)
available for experiment Windows, Unix and TCP socket
Many thanks for your patience plane text Ian.
> There's more info there, and a number of relevant links. Meanwhile, it
> looks like 'gutenprint' is the recommended driver.
> > My packet manager tells me ...
> > Gutenprint - Top Quality Printer Drivers
> > A very high quality package of printer drivers for Ghostscript and
> > CUPS, mainly for Epson inkjet printers, but also for inkjets from
> > Canon and HP, dye sublimation photo printers, and PCL laser printers.
> > (Converted from a rpm package by alien version 8.65.)
> > So I would be really pleased to receive another push in the back.
> Install that package, and use the recommended driver in your CUPS
> configuration. I find their web interface quite easy to use.
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