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    Printer just feeds paper - total newbie here...

    Hello,

    New new new to Linux. Windows kept crashing my laptop. Friend installed Linux. I use my laptop for business and am really getting screwed up with things while I try to adapt.

    I went into printers and added my Epson Workforce 520 and it said it was going to download the driver and it then seemed to install the printer and there was an internal error message but then it asked me to print a test page. So I clicked affirmatively and it just kept spitting out pieces of paper. So I tried printing a few words from Libre Office Writer and same thing... just fed sheet after sheet.

    Thanks for any help you can give. I did look at a page that had driver packages and looked at the manual for installing them but had no idea what I was reading.

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    Re: Printer just feeds paper - total newbie here...

    Open in a browser:

    http://localhost:631/printers/

    Cut and paste your printer's information.

    It will look like:

    Description: Hewlett-Packard hp color LaserJet 1500
    Location: tpad-Gloria7
    Printer Driver: HP Color LaserJet 1500 Foomatic/foo2oak (recommended)
    Printer State: idle, accepting jobs, published.
    Device URI: usb://HP/color%20LaserJet%201500
    -------------------------------------
    Oooh Shiny: PopularPages

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