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Norber_OK
July 10th, 2008, 04:00 PM
I have the Ubuntu 8.04 version (hardy heron) and Epson Stylus DX7000F usb printer. I got it work.

The problem was that from rebooting it didn't work any more, and I don't remember what I did to get it work.

Things that could help:
.- I got it work installing the scx6900f avasys drivers for redhat and the sources and compiling them in my pc
.- I have no /dev/usblp0 no /dev/usb/lp0 and no parallel ports.
.- I think I remember that I did get a /dev/usb/lp0 and then it worked.
.- On http://localhost:631/printers/ I'm getting "/usr/lib/cups/backend/ekplp failed" message.

Please, any idea, workaround, etc?

wpshooter
July 10th, 2008, 04:13 PM
May I ask if all of this is really necessary ?

Is there not a driver for your Epson Stylus DX7000F already included with and installable from with in System/administration/printer ? Have you looked at the listings for Epson printers ?

Norber_OK
July 12th, 2008, 05:57 PM
Yes, of course, all of this is really necessary.

No, there is not a driver for my Epson Stylus DX7000F already included with and installable from with in System/administration/printer. There is a CX7000F driver but not a DX7000F driver and not a CX6900F driver.

Any idea, workaround, etc ...?

Norber_OK
July 12th, 2008, 06:15 PM
Perhaps that is not necessary to install the avasys drivers if the CX7000F one that comes with Ubuntu is valid for my DX7000F printer. So I have to test it, but I have another problem:

On "System -> Administration -> Printers -> New Printer" I have NO USB device to chose.

What should I chose?

hansdown
July 12th, 2008, 07:45 PM
Hi norber_ok. I,m fairly new,so my help to offer is very limited. Can You go to system>preferences>hardware testing? Just a thought.

Norber_OK
July 13th, 2008, 12:09 AM
Yes, I can, and I have done it as you suggest (system>administration>hardware testing), but it says nothing about USB.

Any idea, workaround, etc..?

Norber_OK
July 13th, 2008, 11:23 AM
I want to test the CX7000F printer driver that comes with Ubuntu with my DX7000F printer but I have one problem:

On "System -> Administration -> Printers -> New Printer" I have NO USB device to chose.

What should I chose?

I have tried to put "usb://epson/Stylus%20CX7000F" in the device uri but it does not work.

Any one has an idea about what can I chose?

wpshooter
July 13th, 2008, 01:05 PM
Have you looked at this page ?

http://openprinting.org/show_printer.cgi?recnum=Epson-Stylus_DX7000F

When are you plugging the printer into the computer ? Before booting or just prior to doing the setup once you get up to the desktop. I think perhaps when you plug the USB cable in might make a difference.

Good luck.

Norber_OK
July 13th, 2008, 09:18 PM
Have you looked at this page ?

http://openprinting.org/show_printer.cgi?recnum=Epson-Stylus_DX7000F



I have looked, then I have downloaded gutenprint-5.2.0-beta3 from sourceforge.net, and then I have compiled it.
Then I have the Epson Stylus DX7000F printer option :-) but I think I have putting wrong the device uri when I'm trying to add the printer in CUPS (http://localhost:631/admin) because it says:

Bad device-uri "USB://EPSON/Stylus%20DX7000F"! :-(


When are you plugging the printer into the computer ? Before booting or just prior to doing the setup once you get up to the desktop. I think perhaps when you plug the USB cable in might make a difference.

Good luck.

I have the printer plugged all the time.

Any idea about the correct device uri?

Norber_OK
July 14th, 2008, 11:55 AM
In cups web, when adding a new printer and it asks me about the connection it gives me a list in which I can chose NO USB backend (because it doesn't appear in the list), so I'm choosing AppSocket (for example) and in the next step, when it asks me the connection uri I was deleting the word "sockect" and I was writing: "usb://epson/Stylus%20DX7000F" then it allowed me to continue till the end where it stopped with the uri error: Bad device-uri "USB://EPSON/Stylus%20DX7000F"!

Now I have tried to write "epson:/Stylus_DX7000F" then it allows me to continue till the end without an error, but when I go to printers tab it shows me the message:

"Unable to open parallel port device file: No such file or directory"

What shoul I try?

Norber_OK
July 16th, 2008, 10:00 PM
SOLVED: See http://ubuntu-virginia.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=940149