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Updating printer driver

Postby Old Marine on Fri Dec 07, 2012 4:04 pm

My printer is an Epson Workforce 845. Amazingly, the system recognized it and installed a driver with no input from me. However, in the interest of saving a few trees, I find that the driver installed was for the Workforce 645, which does not support a duplexer, which the 845 has. While I have the correct driver for it, and did install it, I do not know how to make the system use it. The driver is a .deb file ( epson-inkjet-printer-201107w_1.0.0-1lsb3.2_amd64.deb ) and works with the duplexer. Can anyone help me to get the printer subsystem to use this driver. Thanks in advance for any advice. And by the way, Mint 14 Cinnamon is GREAT!
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Re: Updating printer driver

Postby stratus_ss on Fri Dec 07, 2012 5:41 pm

Did you try going back into the printer settings, right click on your printer and go to properties. Under the "Make and Model" section, click change and try selecting your model, or alternatively if you can hunt down where the deb file extracted its PPD (the printer driver file) you can actually specify that
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Re: Updating printer driver

Postby Old Marine on Sat Dec 08, 2012 12:28 pm

The only printer window I can locate does not offer any "right click". Nothing happens. Where are you finding those "printer settings?This is the only place I can find.[img]/home/don/Desktop/Screenshot%20from%202012-12-08%2009:28:19.png[/img]
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Re: Updating printer driver

Postby stratus_ss on Mon Dec 10, 2012 9:20 am

Hi Don,

I missed the fact that you were running Cinnamon, I am using Gnome 3 on top of Mint 13. I fired up a Mint 14 Cinnamon install, I see what you mean about not being able to right-click. If I have time I will investigate further.

hopefully someone else will chime in
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Re: Updating printer driver

Postby Old Marine on Tue Dec 18, 2012 4:12 pm

SOLVED Problem solved by going back to LTS Mint13 and MATE interface. Prefer LTS version anyway.
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Re: Updating printer driver

Postby sofokles5 on Sat Dec 22, 2012 4:24 pm

thats not SOLVED.
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