I also tried the printer using that cable on my 3yr old HP Lap Top running Windows 7 and it automatically installed and operates very well as it should do normally. The time now is Most of the time and seemingly no mater what port I might try to get around the above problem, the printer would not print anything at all. Hi, we changed printer with same model, and now it is printing fine. Hi frankbell , I tried by using above specified ppd. For details and our forum data attribution, retention and privacy policy, see here.

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It seems the ‘foomatic-rip’ file works together with the PPD file to make things happen. Visit the following links: LSB is a trademark of the Linux Lq5-90. To keep this repository of technology, especially its excellent XML-data-driven concept and also the knowledge about the more than printers Omni supported, in mind of users and driver developers, we have added this entry now.

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Help answer threads with 0 replies. January 26th, 2. However as you know Inkjet cartridges soon by-pass the original cost of the printer even though I usually try to stick with a more “business printer” than the very low line ones.

I’ve only been using Linux for less than a year myself, but I’ve already figured out that Epsons seem to be one of the easiest makes of printers to get up-and-running; certainly a lot easier than Canons or HPs, and as for Brothers Give it a try. Open Source Consulting Domain Registration.

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Epson drivers and what lq-509 you are very easy to get hold of, but Epson themselves have this annoying stance on Linux drivers and PPDs, until you suss out where to actually get hold of them.

Hi, we changed printer with same model, and now it is printing fine. I saw that they had some drivers for Linux but they are not for the impact printers. We do not recommend to use Omni in production environments and also do not develop on or maintain the project. January 30th, 8.

I think it may well get things working. Initial code for that is already in the package. And anyway, this code is free software and so it can help you developing your own drivers. I will try the two links you have indicated but I really don’t know what to do with the “foomatic-rip” file as far as getting it to install or, whatever has to take place to do it linjx.

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I never could master the programng for those machines eiter as I am a person that has to see a picture to do most things or it is pointless for me. January 29th, 5. I pointed out to him that meant his machine was pretty unsafe to use, He asked me what he could do about it, and reminded me that he wasn’t really in the market for a new version of Windows, because he basically couldn’t afford it.


I have seen several old Threads about this particuliar printer as well as others but, I simply haven’t been able to get the printer to even come close to working anywhere near right.

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Linux – Software This forum is for Software issues. We are using CUPS. Tags epson Thread Tools. All times are GMT January 28th, 3. I’ve been his unofficial ‘admin guy’ for years now, and noticed, two or three months ago, that his machine was no longer updating turned out to be something to do with his SP1 not being updated when it should have been, so the SP2 wouldn’t ‘take’, but anyway

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