New printer

Mitch Thompson mitchthompson at satx.rr.com
Wed May 24 17:46:20 BST 2006


Nigel Ridley wrote:

> Mitch Thompson wrote:
>
>> Nigel Ridley wrote:
>>
>>> Mitch Thompson wrote:
>>>
>>>> Nigel Ridley wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> I am going to buy a new printer (Epson Stylus CX3700) and would like
>>>>> to know beforehand how easy it is to install it on Breezy or would it
>>>>> be better to upgrade to Dapper first?
>>>>>
>>>>> Blessings,
>>>>>
>>>>> Nigel
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>> http://www.linuxprinting.org/show_printer.cgi?recnum=Epson-Stylus_CX3700 
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>> Thanks. Yes I knew about linuxprinting.org. The main question was about
>>> Dapper support - does Dapper use the new 'gutenprint' package?
>>> I should have asked that in my original post - sorry :-(
>>>
>>> Blessings,
>>>
>>> Nigel
>>>
>>
>>
>> Not a problem.  Well, not sure if this directly answers your 
>> question, but:
>>
>> mitch at colossus:/home$ apropos gutenprint
>> cups-genppd.5.0 (8)  - generate Gutenprint PPD files for use with CUPS
>> cups-genppdconfig.5.0 (8) - a user-friendly interface to generate
>> Gutenprint PPD files for use with CUPS
>> cups-genppdupdate.5.0 (8) - update CUPS+Gutenprint PPD files
>> ijsgutenprint (1)    - Ghostscript driver for Gutenprint
>> ijsgutenprint.5.0 (1) - Ghostscript driver for Gutenprint
>>
>> This is from my system, Dapper for AMD64.  So it appears that there is
>> at least the ability to use Gutenprint in Dapper.
>
>
> Thanks. It's not on my breezy system so I might have to upgrade to 
> Dapper to get the new printer to work.
> How did you do the upgrade on your 64 bit system - did you change your 
> sources.list from brezzy to dapper or did you download the install cd 
> and do a fresh install?
>
> Blessings,
>
> Nigel
>
Actually, I started with Dapper on my 64-bit.  I just bought it about 
the same time Dapper Flight 2 came out.  But, I did upgrade my Celeron 
laptop from breezy to dapper by changing the sources.list.  It worked 
fine.  However, I've switched it over to Mepis, just for fun.



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