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  1. #1
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    Exclamation Epson dx4400 drivers

    Hello

    I'm new to ubuntu and i'm trying to get my printer working.

    I followed this method : https://doc.ubuntu-fr.org/tutoriel/i...on_des_pilotes

    And when i run
    Code:
    ./configure
    i get this :
    Code:
    ./configure
    checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
    checking whether build environment is sane... yes
    checking for gawk... no
    checking for mawk... mawk
    checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... yes
    checking for g++... g++
    checking for C++ compiler default output... a.out
    checking whether the C++ compiler works... yes
    checking whether we are cross compiling... no
    checking for suffix of executables... 
    checking for suffix of object files... o
    checking whether we are using the GNU C++ compiler... yes
    checking whether g++ accepts -g... yes
    checking for style of include used by make... GNU
    checking dependency style of g++... gcc3
    checking for gcc... gcc
    checking whether we are using the GNU C compiler... yes
    checking whether gcc accepts -g... yes
    checking for gcc option to accept ANSI C... none needed
    checking dependency style of gcc... gcc3
    checking how to run the C preprocessor... gcc -E
    checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
    checking whether ln -s works... yes
    checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... (cached) yes
    checking for bison... no
    checking for byacc... no
    checking build system type... x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu
    checking host system type... x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu
    checking for ld used by GCC... /usr/bin/ld
    checking if the linker (/usr/bin/ld) is GNU ld... yes
    checking for /usr/bin/ld option to reload object files... -r
    checking for BSD-compatible nm... /usr/bin/nm -B
    checking for a sed that does not truncate output... /usr/bin/sed
    checking how to recognise dependent libraries... pass_all
    checking command to parse /usr/bin/nm -B output... ok
    checking for egrep... grep -E
    checking for ANSI C header files... yes
    checking for sys/types.h... yes
    checking for sys/stat.h... yes
    checking for stdlib.h... yes
    checking for string.h... yes
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    checking for inttypes.h... yes
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    checking for unistd.h... yes
    checking dlfcn.h usability... yes
    checking dlfcn.h presence... yes
    checking for dlfcn.h... yes
    checking for ranlib... ranlib
    checking for strip... strip
    checking for objdir... .libs
    checking for gcc option to produce PIC... -fPIC
    checking if gcc PIC flag -fPIC works... yes
    checking if gcc static flag -static works... yes
    checking if gcc supports -c -o file.o... yes
    checking if gcc supports -c -o file.lo... yes
    checking if gcc supports -fno-rtti -fno-exceptions... yes
    checking whether the linker (/usr/bin/ld) supports shared libraries... yes
    checking how to hardcode library paths into programs... immediate
    checking whether stripping libraries is possible... yes
    checking dynamic linker characteristics... GNU/Linux ld.so
    checking if libtool supports shared libraries... yes
    checking whether to build shared libraries... yes
    checking whether to build static libraries... yes
    checking whether -lc should be explicitly linked in... no
    creating libtool
    checking for pkg-config... /usr/bin/pkg-config
    checking for gtk+-2.0... yes
    checking GTK_CFLAGS... -pthread -I/usr/include/gtk-2.0 -I/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/gtk-2.0/include -I/usr/include/pango-1.0 -I/usr/include/atk-1.0 -I/usr/include/gdk-pixbuf-2.0 -I/usr/include/libmount -I/usr/include/blkid -I/usr/include/pango-1.0 -I/usr/include/fribidi -I/usr/include/cairo -I/usr/include/pixman-1 -I/usr/include/harfbuzz -I/usr/include/glib-2.0 -I/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/glib-2.0/include -I/usr/include/uuid -I/usr/include/freetype2 -I/usr/include/libpng16
    checking GTK_LIBS... -lgtk-x11-2.0 -lgdk-x11-2.0 -lpangocairo-1.0 -latk-1.0 -lcairo -lgdk_pixbuf-2.0 -lgio-2.0 -lpangoft2-1.0 -lpango-1.0 -lgobject-2.0 -lglib-2.0 -lharfbuzz -lfontconfig -lfreetype
    checking for xml2-config... yes
    checking for cups-config... no
    ./configure: line 8538: test: =: unary operator expected
    configure: error: *** 'cups-config' missing, please install CUPS or fix your $PATH ***
    Can i get some help ?
    Thank you !

  2. #2
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    Re: Epson dx4400 drivers

    Edit: read speartip's post below.

    Hi.

    That command looks like it's for installing the driver from source code.

    I googled the printer model and found this product page:
    https://www.epson.fr/products/printe...elechargements (yes I speak french too; for any English speakers the page also offers an English language version)
    • Download the file and save it somewhere e.g ~/Downloads and extract it
    • There's a driver available as a .zip package with an executable file and a README inside.
    • In the readme go to "6.1 Software Installation"
    • Open a terminal and go to the folder with the driver:

    Code:
    cd Downloads
    then: cd <folder>
    then: sudo sh <name of the driver> to run the install script.

    It's strange that Ubuntu didn't detect the printer automatically. It's 14 years old. Are you sure the Printers preferences can't detect it?
    Last edited by blackbird34; March 3rd, 2021 at 11:27 PM.
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    Re: Epson dx4400 drivers

    Before you try anything complicated, try installing the printer-driver-escpr package from the repo. My DX7450 works off that.

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    Re: Epson dx4400 drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by speartip View Post
    Before you try anything complicated, try installing the printer-driver-escpr package from the repo. My DX7450 works off that.
    Yes, although how a new Ubuntu user can discover that package is anyone's guess.
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    Re: Epson dx4400 drivers

    You are right it's not easy to find. I just searched "Epson" in Synaptic. However as you imply, you need to know that in the 1st place.

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    Re: Epson dx4400 drivers

    Printer-driver-escpr package was installed and my printer was detected. I tried on two different documents. She printed a line of symbol and then nothing. Thats why i wanted to try another driver..

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    Re: Epson dx4400 drivers

    Thank you I tried the Blackbird method then ubuntu detected the printer. When I print a document, it outputs a line of letters and symbols then a blank page then letters and symbols. I have to stop it manually otherwise it continues over and over again. The printer works fine on other computers and copying scanned documents works as well.


    Help !

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    Re: Epson dx4400 drivers

    I can't understand why that model printer wasn't detected automatically. Try turning the printer off, delete the printer from the printer settings, then turn the printer back on. Are you seeing a notification that tells you the printer is being configured?

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    Re: Epson dx4400 drivers

    Yes i'm seeing a notification on top of my screen, and in settings i can configure the printer but i didn't touch anything. The printer just won't print what it is supposed to print. Just letters and symbols. Couldn't it be a hardware issue ?
    I'm trying to print this : https://ibb.co/L5qn34H
    And i get that : https://ibb.co/x79bkLK
    Last edited by fe-berber; March 8th, 2021 at 12:11 PM.

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    Re: Epson dx4400 drivers

    Are you trying to print directly from the web? Or are you downloading it first & then printing?

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