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Re: apsfilter on Epson Stylus Color... Who can help?

I would also suggest giving magicfilter a try if you don't resolve your
apsfilter problem. I have the SC 660, amd the magicfilter package works
well with it. The SC 600 is well supported. Magicfilter has 3 filters
for it:



Andreas Hetzmannseder wrote:
> I've grown a long grey beard (no, not really :) ...) about the
> following problem: Attempting to print a simple text file with
> "lpr filename" on my Epson Stylus Color 600 produces a single line:
>         Unknown device: escp2
> Then it prints the same sentence on new sheets of paper over and over
> again, so that I have to remove the paper to stop the printer.
> The standard printcap entry by apsfilter looks like this:
>         lp|lp2|escp2-a4-auto-mono|escp2 auto mono:\
>                 :lp=/dev/lp1:\
>                 :sd=/var/spool/lpd/escp2-a4-auto-mono:\
>                 :lf=/var/spool/lpd/escp2-a4-auto-mono/log:\
>                 :af=/var/spool/lpd/escp2-a4-auto-mono/acct:\
>                 :if=/usr/lib/apsfilter/filter/aps-escp2-a4-auto-mono:\
>                 :mx#0:\
>                 :sh:
> The corresponding logfile tells me something like this:
>         [Total: 1 page on 1 sheet]
>         /usr/lib/apsfilter/filter/aps-escp2-a4-auto-mono: line 111:
> 246 Broken pipe
>                   $DECOMPRESS a2ps ${A2PS_OPTS}
>                247 Done(1)                 | eval $PRINT_PS
> I made several troubleshooting checks:
> 1. I created a simple printcap entry, which worked just fine. It looked
> like this:
>         lp:\
>                 :lp=/dev/lp1:\
>                 :sd=/var/spool/lpd/lp:\
>                 :mx#0:\
>                 :sh:
> 2. a2ps and rewindstdin seem to be correctly installed, although not in
> /usr/lib/apsfilter (the base directory) as proposed, but in
> /usr/lib/apsfilter/bin. To be sure, i copied the two files into the
> base directory, but the problem remained.
> 3. Ghostscript (gs) is installed (as well as netpbm and two
> jpeg-libraries: libjpeg62 and libjpegg6a). gs resides in the /usr/bin
> directory, which is in the search path of GLOBAL.sh as required.
> 4. I even forced some debugging output, but I haven't learnt shell
> scripting yet, so I don't know what to make of it ... If someone is
> interested in this, I will post it.
> Have I forgotten something? Did I choose the wrong printer driver
> (escp2)? Do I need to install additional packages (like X, which I don't
> have at present)? Who has experience in using apsfilter on an Epson?
> Please, answer...

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