Can't configure an Epson C80 printer!

Rob Blomquist rob at
Sun Jan 15 06:21:00 UTC 2006

On Saturday 14 January 2006 12:31 pm, J.Markoll so eloquently stated:
> Rob Blomquist a écrit :
> > I am new to Ubuntu and Debian based linux,
> [...]
> > Any help would be great!
> Sure!
> > I am starting to wonder why I switched from Mandriva.
> Was it for apt, the Advanced Package Tool ?

No actually, it was to be able to be free to run my package of choice, QGIS. 
Apt is quite a bit better, but much the same as Mandriva's urpmi.

> Did you check in menu 'System/Administration/Printers' ? if not, go there
> it's a cute little graphic interface most easy to deal with.

Yep, it is a cute little interface, that exits during my attempt to configure 
it. I have tried both gnome's and kde's applet. Gnome's doesn't crash, but I 
still can't print. And I have looked around at the config files 
in /etc/cups/.

> if yes, see in the Ubuntu website, starting from the site map, (small
> caracters down the page) that's where I always start from, easier. On
> this huge site somewhere is a printer's database. See there.
Epson C80 better be supported by Ubuntu, as it was chosen from the Linux 
Printer Database, as one that is readily configurable by linux and CUPS.

I realize that I could download the most recent release of CUPS as a tarball, 
then compile it and start from there, but I would rather not.


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