[xubuntu-users] Printer Epson LX300 - is it possible to use A4 paper in Linux?

Ric Moore wayward4now at gmail.com
Tue Jul 3 04:13:47 UTC 2012

On 07/02/2012 09:35 PM, theuteck at gmail.com wrote:
> On Monday, July 02, 2012 10:56:30 PM James Freer wrote:
>> My Inkjet cartridge has decided to die on me this evening just as i
>> desperately need to print out some letters for posting tomorrow.
>> I do have a spare printer, an Epson LX300 for tractor paper which also
>> has an A4 feeder but i've never been able to get it to print. Seems
>> linux doesn't have the drivers for A4. [Wish i hadn't junked my old
>> windows machine now].
>> Anyone 'know' printers and able to advise.
>> thanks
>> james
> I have seen A4 paper size as an option for just about every printer I have
> used, so I am not sure why you cannot see it unless you are useing the wrong
> driver.
> According to the Open Printing website the LX-300 has not been added to the
> database. http://www.openprinting.org/printer/Epson/Epson-LX-300
> But the LX-300+ is, http://www.openprinting.org/printer/Epson/Epson-
> LX-300plus.  Which do you have?  The 300+ is listed as working fine with the
> ibmpro driver, so you could try that on the 300.
> Here are instruction for adding the printer along with the PPD file for it.
> http://free-linux-trick.blogspot.com/2009/06/how-to-install-printer-driver-
> epson-lx.html  But I am too sure about the site were the file is hosted.
> If you do want a new printer, HP has good open source support and they release
> drivers for their newest printers when they ship.

They DO have good Linux support. Their CUSTOMER and product support 
reeks. I pledged HP that I would speak ill of them and their products, 
when ever I got the chance. So, ...just so you know. Ric

My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.

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