Printer help needed

Jose Gomez-Dans jgomezdans at gmail.com
Fri May 6 18:13:54 CDT 2005


On 5/6/05, Frank Arnold <franka at svpal.org> wrote:
> OK, I need help.
> Trying to print using an older Epson Stylus Color 600 printer that has
> worked well with Fedora and several other distributions of Linux.
> Now I am running the latest Ubuntu and while it says it will print,
> northing does print at all.  LSMOD gives: 
> parport                33480  2 parport_pc,lp
> and escputil gives nothing at all.

OK, without more details, it's hard to give you a definite answer. But
if you start the KDE's Control Centre->Peripherals->Printers, you can
then Add a Printer. A little wizard-like window will appear, and you
will be able to select the connection (parallel port presumably), and
the driver from a list. That will configure CUPS, the printer server
on your Linux box.

Such a common printer is well supported and should work without
re-installing or anything. Give that a go, and see if it works,
j



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