ben at linuxgazette.net
Wed Nov 28 19:58:58 MSK 2007
On Wed, Nov 28, 2007 at 08:00:22AM -0500, Ian Chapman wrote:
> Hi Ben,
> 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 4
> PCL 5
> PCL 5c
> PCL 5e
> PCL 6/PCL XL ;I'm using this one
Choosing a driver at random will not help you.
> I am using this connection
> IPP Printer or printer on cUPS server (IPP)
Choosing a protocol at random will not help you either.
I'm not sure why you're using "gnome printer properties" after I
recommended the CUPS Web interface, Ian. I really have no way to help
you unless you follow the instructions that I've given. Let's try this
again, one step at a time, and see where it goes:
1) Install the recommended driver (gutenprint).
2) Add the printer via the CUPS web interface
(http://localhost:631/admin?op=add-printer). After you've supplied the
"human-readable" labels it asks for, you'll see a list of
devices/protocols - e.g.,
Backend Error Handler
Epson Stylus 660
Internet Printing Protocol (http)
Internet Printing Protocol (ipp)
LPD/LPR Host or Printer
Windows Printer via SAMBA
Presumably, the choice in the above list is obvious (if you don't see
something similar, then you need to tell me what choices you are
3) Choose the Make/Manufacturer for your printer (Epson).
4) Choose the Model/Driver for your printer (I see a line that says
'EPSON Stylus Color 660 - CUPS+Gutenprint v5.0.0-rc2 (en)' - that seems
like it's dead on for what you need.)
That should do it.
* Ben Okopnik * Editor-in-Chief, Linux Gazette * http://LinuxGazette.NET *
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