Re: Trying to set up Epson Printer
On Tue, Sep 21, 1999 at 08:20:36PM -0400, Jason Martin wrote:
> I am trying to set up an Epson Stylus Color 600 printer on a slink machine
> with 2.2.10 (right now). I've tried all combinations of lpr, lprng,
> apsfilter, and magicfilter, and none seem to work. Has anyone successfully
> done this? If so, how is it done?
I'll join the list of successful ST600 users. I'm running potato right know,
but I've had that printer a long time, hamm or even earlier.
First off, you are aware that in the 2.2.x kernels the first printer port is
/dev/lp0, not /dev/lp1 as under prior kernels. No offense if you already
know this, but it's best to try the easiest things first.
My configuration uses magicfilter, lpr, and gs-aladdin from non-free.
Here's my /etc/printcap:
# Copyright (c) 1983 Regents of the University of California.
# All rights reserved.
# Redistribution and use in source and binary forms are permitted
# provided that this notice is preserved and that due credit is given
# to the University of California at Berkeley. The name of the University
# may not be used to endorse or promote products derived from this
# software without specific prior written permission. This software
# is provided ``as is'' without express or implied warranty.
# @(#)etc.printcap 5.2 (Berkeley) 5/5/88
# > This file was generated by /usr/sbin/magicfilterconfig. <
raw|Direct to port without filter:\
and the ghostscript commandline from /etc/magicfilter/local-filter
(split to keep under 72 chars):
0 %! filter /usr/bin/gs @stc600pl.upp -q -dSAFER
-dNOPAUSE -sOutputFile=\|"cat 1>&3" - 3>&1 1>&2
Looking in /etc/magicfilter I just noticed a file called stc600-filter,
which is probably for the styus 600. I'll have to give it a shot.
your pal dave
Denver, Colorado USA