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    Arrow [SOLVED] installing epsonepl driver

    Ubuntu 8.04: installing driver for Epson EPL-5900L, Epson EPL-5700L, Epson EPL-5800L, Epson EPL-6100L, Epson EPL-6200L

    - download "epsonepl" driver from http://sourceforge.net/project/showf...group_id=69547 (Version 0.4.1 (current) worked in my case)

    - install ubuntu package build-essential

    - install commands as root, example with EPL-5900L:

    Code:
     cd /usr/src
     tar zxvf  /download-place/epsoneplijs-0.4.1.tgz
     cd epsoneplijs-0.4.1/
     ./configure
     make
     make install
     mkdir -p /usr/share/cups/model/foomatic-ppds/Epson/
     cp -av ../foomatic_PPDs/Epson-EPL-*-cups.ppd.gz /usr/share/cups/model/foomatic-ppds/Epson/
     cp foomatic/driver/epl5900l.xml /usr/share/foomatic/db/source/driver/
     cp foomatic/opt/epsonepl-* /usr/share/foomatic/db/source/opt/
     cp foomatic/printer/Epson-EPL-5900L.xml /usr/share/foomatic/db/source/printer/
     /etc/init.d/cupsys restart
    - probably not necessary, but done in my case while searching the solution:
    Code:
    ln /usr/local/bin/ijs_server_epsonepl  /usr/bin/
     cp /usr/share/cups/model/foomatic-ppds/Epson/Epson-EPL-5900L-epl5900l-cups.ppd.gz /etc/cups/ppd/EPSON-EPL-5900L.ppd.gz
     gunzip /etc/cups/ppd/EPSON-EPL-5900L.ppd.gz
    - interesting:

    /usr/src/epsoneplijs-0.4.1/foomatic_scripts/install_customfoomatic
    http://openprinting.org/show_driver....pson-EPL-5900L

    - then I created a new printer named "EPSON-EPL-5900L" via the cups web interface on http://localhost:631

    klaus at trillke dot net
    Last edited by klausthorn; August 26th, 2008 at 07:25 PM. Reason: [SOLVED] was appearing twice (once manually and once by marking thread as solved)

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    Re: [SOLVED] installing epsonepl driver

    Thanks for the tutorial. I got my Epson6100L working in Jaunty by following your tutorial. Just a few changes to your tutorial is required to get things working under Jaunty, not much really, it's such a great tutorial! :-

    1. /etc/init.d/cupsys restart needs to be changed to /etc/init.d/cups restart under Jaunty

    2. ln /usr/local/bin/ijs_server_epsonepl /usr/bin/ is a must as the program ijs_server_epsonepl is saved in the /usr/local/bin/ folder instead of /usr/bin/ when it is really needed in the /usr/bin folder, so you either have to copy the program to the /usr/bin/ folder or create an artificial link as you did.

    Again, thanks for the great tutorial. You have my deepest gratitude. I spent too many moons trying to get this printer to work under Linux.

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    Re: [SOLVED] installing epsonepl driver

    The original post plus amendments worked for me too after weeks of frustration. Thank you both.

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    Thumbs down Re: [SOLVED] installing epsonepl driver

    Thanks for the great HowTo!
    I did it with Ubuntu Karmic and it worked well with my epl-6200L.
    Used the changes from hounddog and corrected one line in your code (naturally substituted epl5900l by epl6200l)
    from
    Code:
    cp -av ../foomatic_PPDs/Epson-EPL-.....
    to
    Code:
    cp -av foomatic_PPDs/Epson-EPL-.....
    Klaus

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    Re: [SOLVED] installing epsonepl driver

    I posted a complete guide to solve the problem with Espon EPL6200L with the last version of Ubuntu 9.10.
    It's from Ubuntu version 7.04 that I am updating this guide.
    Now I updated and tested it with the last version of Ubuntu. the same guide is also working with Ubuntu 9.04!

    You can download it from:

    http://grappafsd.homelinux.org (select LINUX DOC from menu)


    Take fun!
    Mike

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    Re: [SOLVED] installing epsonepl driver

    when I do ./make , my problem is below

    ...
    ~/Desktop/epsoneplijs-0.4.1$ ./make
    bash: ./make: No such file or directory

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    Re: Epson EPL-5900 may not be connected

    I did it like klausthorn wrote with the tips of hounddog and klabog. After creating the new printer via http://localhost:631 I can see the printer EPSON EPL-5900L but it doesn't work.

    If I want to print a text, the printer appears, but at "status" I can read: "Printer 'EPSON_EPL-5900L' may not be connected".

    But I HAVE conncted it via USB and power is on.

    Who can help?

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    Re: [SOLVED] installing epsonepl driver

    Oh my dog... mikebenny71's tutorial worked great with a Epson EPL 6200L through a parallel port after hours of searching for a solution. Thanks, dude.
    -tete

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    Question Re: [SOLVED] installing epsonepl driver

    Hi,
    i think that i've installed the driver correctly but after clicking in "add printer" in cups "scsi" is the only local printer type offered. In the next step i would have to enter "Connection:
    Examples: http://hostname:631/ipp/
    http://hostname:631/ipp/port1 ..."
    Is this the right way? What should i use as connection adress?

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    Re: [SOLVED] installing epsonepl driver

    Quote Originally Posted by mikebenny71 View Post
    the same guide is also working with Ubuntu 9.04!

    You can download it from:

    http://grappafsd.homelinux.org (select LINUX DOC
    it works for my Ubuntu 9.10 , THANKS!

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