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Re: epson printer prints WHITE PAGE !!!

On 06/04/2012 11:28 PM, terryc wrote:
On 05/06/12 04:52, Martin Steigerwald wrote:
Am Sonntag, 3. Juni 2012 schrieb J. Bakshi:
Dear list,

I have a epson C20SX parallel printer. I have bought a parallel to usb
cable so that I can use it with my laptop. After connecting the cable
I have seen the new H/W has been detected.

 From lsusb

Bus 001 Device 069: ID 067b:2305 Prolific Technology, Inc. PL2305
Parallel Port


And the node has created as /dev/usb/lp1

crw-rw---T 1 root lp 180, 1 Jun  2 22:45 /dev/usb/lp1

Now I have checked by both cups and system-config-printer; which
detected an unknown printer. But not the printer model. Hence I have
selected the printer model and from its database the driver i.e.
"epson stylus C20Sx" . Unfortunately both the application prints blank
test pages. Is there anyone having the same issue. Can you suggest any
fix please ?

Tried a cat some-very-small-text-file > /dev/usb/lp1

My 2c is that you have to check three areas;
comms between the laptop and the printer,
the print spooling, and
the printer driver/conversion

Epson says it doesn't support Linux, but nevertheless, it has drivers for some of its printers--quite a few, actually. Try going to their website and see if your printer is on the list. You might have to compile the driver, if they don't have it in deb format, but that's not a big deal. I have an Epson WP-4530, and there was a driver for it. (It's an all-in-one, and had no driver for the scanner portion,
but XSane works.)


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