usb problems

Howard Coles Jr. dhcolesj at
Wed Dec 28 01:44:17 UTC 2005

On Tuesday 27 December 2005 09:31, Martin J Hooper wrote:
> Michael Satterwhite wrote:
> > Unable to load the requested driver:
> > Unable to create the Foomatic driver [Epson-Stylus_C84,gimp-print].
> > Either that driver does not exist, or you don't have the required
> > permissions to perform that operation.
> >
> > I'm running in administrator mode, so I'm guessing the driver doesn not
> > exist - but I don't see any way to define it.
> Visit to download a PPD file for your printer.
> Maybe someone else can tell you where to put it if it doesn't tell you
> on the site.

Why should he have to?  Why do the packages for Debian and Ubuntu in 
particular leave these out?  It causes me no end of grief to try to upgrade 
any debian box because the "recommended" drivers, which happen to be the ONLY 
ones that work with Epson Printers, are not included with the package that 
explicitly bears there name!  In the effort to move to some other gutenprint 
or whatever style of printing they have decided to kill off Epson printing.  
I have a Stylus Color 740 which prints perfectly in SuSE, but not at all with 
Debian (without major surgery).

Forgive my rant, but maybe someone who knows how could fix this horrible mess, 
and include the foomatic "recommended" printer definitions back in the 
package that bears its name, and let the users decide which works better for 


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