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Re: iEpson StylusColor 860 on USB

On Sunday 20 January 2002 04:42 pm, Thomas H. George,,, wrote:
> With help from the list I have configured my kernel for usb devices.
> Now cat /proc/bus/usb/devices shows not only the hub but also an Epson
> printer and lists its serial number - it knows its out there.
> I have configured printcap to use /dev/usb/lp0.  Still lp testtext (a
> short text file) prints nothing.
> I visited www.linux-usb.org where it is reported that this printer works
> perfectly after being sent an initialization string uniprint
> -dupBeginPageCommand="<00 00 00 1b01 . . .etc.  Again a list member
> suggested that uniprint is one of the printer definitions for ghostscript.
> My version of gs I downloaded from the stable packages for the 2.2.19
> kernel and it doesn't like that -dupBeginPageCommand.
> There seems to be a possibility of putting a printer initialization
> string in lpd an I am experimenting with this but have not got it right
> so far.
> Since /proc/bus/usb/devices knows the printer is there and the other
> operating? system has no trouble using the printer on the usb connection
> I feel there should be a simple solution.
> Have I missed something obvious?  I would greatly appreciate any
> suggestions.

i've got a 580 and struggled for a while to do exactly the same thing you're 
trying. installing cups and running that through the browser interface took 
all of five minutes to solve the problem.

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