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Re: [mingp@corel.ca: Anyone in Debian working on or following IPP to make it available on Linux???]

	I got an epson 740 too.  Some of the other epson drivers worked ok.
I searched and found some hacked drivers, but not for the highest
resolution.  If its easy, could you mail me the file ?

	Another problem was figuring out how to get the printer recognized,
and whether to compile lp.o as a module, and which modules to use , etc. I found
that often nothing would print unless turned things on in  a certain order
(that I never discovered)  I found myself turning the printer on and off and
unloading and loading the modules to get the printer to work. And then one
kernel would assign the port to lp0 and another to lp1, and I would forget
this and go through all the other possible problems.
	I set it up for lose95 for my gfriend.  I just put the epson CD in
and clicked OK, and she could print from MSword.  I would say that
installing this printer under win95 was almost immeasurably easier than
under Debian.  I am not complaining.  I think it was kind of interesting
setting it up under Debian.  If my gfriend had to do it, she might have a
different opinion.  I just don't understand how people can
claim that it is 'easy'.

*Christian Meder wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 29, 1999 at 12:08:58PM +1000, Craig Sanders wrote:
> > On Wed, Apr 28, 1999 at 06:38:46PM -0700, Joseph Carter wrote:
> > 
> > > I'm interested in printing and Linux, however I haven't a printer yet.
> > > I have heard that setting up printing to the point that everything
> > > that CAN print just knows how to and does so sanely either just
> > > doesn't work in Linux, or is an absolute PITA to set up unless your
> > > printer happens to be an Apple LaserWriter or similar PostScript
> > > printer.
> > 
> > not true...at least, not any more.
> > 
> > install lprng. install magicfilter. answer a few easy questions (like
> > what kind of printer do you have, what port is it connected to).
> > 
> > instant working printer, optionally available as a network printer.
> > trivially easy.
> > 
> > 
> > magicfilter supports dozens of printers itself (most of the common
> > ones). in addition, gs and gs-aladdin supports many more printers - if
> > you have one which isn't supported by magicfilter, just configure gs and
> > tell magicfilter you have a postscript printer.
> > 
> Unfortunately my recent experience with an Epson 740 proved to be different. 
> Note that the 640/740 are the home standard printers sold by Epson right 
> now. magicfilter doesn't know about the uniprint ghostscript driver yet so 
> I had to configure my own filter with the correct ghostscript options.
> For ghostscript to work in highend mode (1440*720dpi) you've got to 
> search Dejanews for the right .upp file which was just recently hacked by
> Dale Pontius.
> Conclusion: for a newbie the Epson 740 is basically unsupported by Debian
> Greetings,
> 				Christian
> -- 
> Christian Meder, email: meder@isr.uni-stuttgart.de
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> Where it ends.
> It fills a few hollows,
> And makes banks for the swallows, 
> It sets the sand a-blowing,
> And the blackberries a-growing.
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John Lapeyre <lapeyre@physics.arizona.edu>,  lapeyre@debian.org
Tucson,AZ     http://www.physics.arizona.edu/~lapeyre

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