[CentOS] Centos/Fedora core won't talk to an Epson Workforce 600 printer

Charles Campbell Charles.E.Campbell at nasa.gov
Thu Oct 23 14:15:50 UTC 2008


Akemi Yagi wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 22, 2008 at 9:38 AM, Charles Campbell
> <Charles.E.Campbell at nasa.gov> wrote:
>   
>> Charles Campbell wrote:
>>     
>
>   
>>> Has anyone had any luck getting CUPS to talk to an Epson Workforce 600
>>> printer?  I got pipslite and eklite.ppd extracted (and modified it to use
>>> Letter instead of A4) but I can't seem to get CUPS to talk succesfully with
>>> the printer.  The printer configuration under Gnome widget does show that
>>> CUPS detected something (pipslite:...) but when I try to use it I get a
>>> wrapper error.  The wrapper itself is in binary so there's not much I can
>>> make of it.  This was done with the Workforce600 in wireless mode.
>>>
>>> I've had no luck with various combinations so far with direct ethernet,
>>> wireless ethernet, http:, ipp:, lpd, socket: attempts.
>>>       
>
> Well... according to the OpenPrinting database, it's not looking good:
>
> http://www.openprinting.org/show_printer.cgi?recnum=Epson-Workforce_600
>   
Thank you for looking.

Whew!  Finally found a method that worked -- had to buy a $40 USB cable, 
but with it I got the printer working under both WinXP and Linux.

Regards,
Chip Campbell



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