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Shunjoss
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Problems with my printer

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ajcardiac wrote: So far I have to say I'm impressed, although haven't been able to add my printer yet.
Same for me i can't set up my printer so i have windows 7 on my laptop alongside mint 17. of course.

[original topic: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=155442]
Last edited by xenopeek on Thu Jun 04, 2015 3:43 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: split from original topic and moved here; non-technical questions forum isn't the place to for help with printers
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Re: I have/like Mint- but...WHY? What was the point??

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Glad to say I have resolved my Printer issue :D
Linux Mint 17.2/17.1 ISO Seeder.
Primary rig: Mint 17.2 Cinnamon / Win 8.1 / Win 10 Insider
Secondary rig: Mint 17.2 Cinnamon / Win Vista / Win 10 Insider
Test rig: Mint 17.2 Cinnamon / 17.2 Mate / 17.1 Xfce / 17.1 KDE / Win Vista / Win 10 Insider
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Re: I have/like Mint- but...WHY? What was the point??

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Good for you i will try again sometimes, too.
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Re: I have/like Mint- but...WHY? What was the point??

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Shunjoss wrote:Good for you i will try again sometimes, too.
What is the manufacturer of the printer?
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Re: Problems with my printer

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This is an epson stylus sx 218 i can scan with but not print. But the printer is detected properly by mint, i have wrong print and color if i remember the test -_-'
I paid it less than 1euro (this was an offer with my laptop) but this is a good printer.
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Epson SX218 printer driver from Epson

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Hi Shunjoss; to see if we can help you with the printer: can you click on this link please: http://localhost:631/printers/

(it opens CUPS............your printing admin system): look in the 4th column and tell us what it says for your SX218 please: eg for a 410 Epson it would say
Epson XP-410 Series - epson-inkjet-printer 1.0.0-1lsb3.2 (Seiko Epson Corporation LSB 3.2)
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looking on the Epson website, one would go here http://download.ebz.epson.net/dsc/du/02 ... 46dea9533d for your printer:

you would need the epson-inkjet-printer-workforce-320-sx218_1.0.0-1lsb3.2_i386.deb or the epson-inkjet-printer-workforce-320-sx218_1.0.0-1lsb3.2_amd64.deb .... depending if you have a 32bit or 64bit install:

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if one clicked to download, the inquiry box should open asking if you wanted to 1) save or 2) open the file............open should offer you the option of installing with gdebi installer ............if you choose to do that ............
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Re: Problems with my printer

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I've this
Epson Stylus SX215 - CUPS+Gutenprint v5.2.10-pre2

At least, it succeed the print test now. But printing is wayyyyy slower than windows 7 yet.
I have no idea about ink level and i can't change cartridge (because you need a driver and a computer to do that xD)
Thx for help

Edit: O sry i forgot to say I use Linux mint 17.1 64 bit with cinnamon alongside windows 7 64 bit on a laptop.
I took the 64bit .deb edition.
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Re: Problems with my printer

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well you could install the driver that Epson supply for the printer:

...... as I said ............ you need to be sure if you have a 32bit or 64bit install; and then download the 32bit or 64bit driver; select "Install with gdebi installer.............." and that should do the installing for you

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.......... having install the driver, click on this link again http://localhost:631/printers/ and see if a new entry has been made; you will know it has if in column 4 it says something like "Epson XP-218 Series - epson-inkjet-printer-workforce 1.0.0-1lsb3.2 (Seiko Epson Corporation LSB 3.2)"

............. if it has not, you need to create that new entry; so go to Menu; Administration: Printers and click on "New" and the system should find the new driver and create a new entry
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