Re: apsfilter on Epson Stylus Color... Who can help?
Andreas Hetzmannseder <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> 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.
I also have that printer, and use apsfilter. (Version 5.1.4-1)
> The standard printcap entry by apsfilter looks like this:
> lp|lp2|escp2-a4-auto-mono|escp2 auto mono:\
Ah, mine looks slightly different:
lp|lp4|uniprint-a4-auto-color|uniprint auto color:\
The /dev/lp0 thing is presumably a difference in kernel or something
(I seem to remember the numbering changed). However, the obvious
difference is uniprint. Maybe it's worth you trying that driver,
> 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
It's a while since I set this up, but it looks like I'm using
uniprint, not escp2, so that looks like it's worth trying.