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How to get Epson C42UX USB printer to work?
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oldguy

Joined: 20 Apr 2006
Posts: 47

PostPosted: Fri 21 Apr 2006, 09:54    Post_subject:  How to get Epson C42UX USB printer to work?  

I cannot get the printer working using the printer wizard. The printer is an Epson C42UX usb. I selected the usb device in the wizard, and the defaults for an inkjet printer. The problem appears to be with setting up the printer in PDQ. I get the message the PDQ printer definition file /etc/pdq/drivers/ghostscript has been created with a filename ijs-escp2-c42ux. The script states the printer filename needs to be selected when adding printer in PDQ. It states from the printer add printer menu, select ijs-escp2-c42ux. The only printer on the menu is;

myprinter olddeskjet caron

I tried manually adding a printer before, but must have gotten the location wrong.
Any help would be appreciated.

System specs

White Box
Celeron 500
120 MB ram
Win98se
Puppy Linux 1.08
Epson C42UX
Trendnet TFM-560X 56k Modem
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muggins

Joined: 20 Jan 2006
Posts: 6690
Location: lisbon

PostPosted: Fri 21 Apr 2006, 10:24    Post_subject:  

og,

if you run xpdq, then:

select a name for your printer -->next
select printer driver --> next
paper size --> next
local-port --> next

then if you hover the cursor over the "name of device" field, you'll
see /dev/usb/lp0 & /dev/usb/lp1 as options. if you try one of these as your device, then select finish, then select your device as "default printer", does that work?
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oldguy

Joined: 20 Apr 2006
Posts: 47

PostPosted: Fri 21 Apr 2006, 11:37    Post_subject:  

I went through the script and selected postscript generic, the job status shows the job as finished, but the printer did not start or print.


Recent jobs

Job ID Status Filename File_type

001 finished blank Postscript document conforming at level 3.0

Printer Time submitted

Epson Fri Apr 21 09:54:04 2006

I had tried this before, and had forgotten about it when I posted my message. I also changed to lp1 and still did not work. Thanks for the quick reply.
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muggins

Joined: 20 Jan 2006
Posts: 6690
Location: lisbon

PostPosted: Fri 21 Apr 2006, 21:41    Post_subject:  

you might also want to checkout the linuxprinting.org link for you printer:

http://linuxprinting.org/show_printer.cgi?recnum=Epson-Stylus_C42UX ,

where a couple of posts seem to suggest it works straight away with cups.

then follow rarsa's install instuctions here:

http://www.murga.org/%7Epuppy/viewtopic.php?t=2049&highlight=cups
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oldguy

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PostPosted: Tue 25 Apr 2006, 22:39    Post_subject:  

Thanks for the information, I finally got the file downloaded (gimp-print) and should not have a problem now. I did have difficulty with unzipping the files, kept getting errors. I found out the command works if the v is left off. So instead of
-zxfv I used -zxf and did not get an error and the files unzipped. I am using Puppy linux 1.08.




Specs

White Box
Celeron 500
120 MB RAM
Win98se
Puppy Linux 1.08
Trendnet TFM-560X 56K
20GB HD
USB Epson C42UX Printer
Sony CD Burner
Generic floppy
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