Epson D78

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Epson D78

Postby RobbieGrey » Sat Jun 23, 2007 2:06 pm

My printer is printing very badly with linux mint cassandra . so I went to the Epson site and was advised to download and install the following.


I have been trying for the last 3 hours , without success !!
As my son is waiting to print some course work I am being pushed to reload windows xp and I dont want to do that . Can some one advise ??


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Postby Husse » Sat Jun 23, 2007 3:08 pm

I understand that you have difficulties.....
I'll give you a link: ... Stylus_D78
This driver from may has instructions for use in Ubuntu on the homepage so it looks promising
I think you won't have problems with it, but it is not a .deb package...
Don't fix it if it ain't broken, don't break it if you can't fix it

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Postby nick » Sat Jun 23, 2007 3:16 pm

Have you tried, as a temporary measure,

There is reference to it on the Puppy Forum, wih installtion intsructions.
""all you've got to do is download

then change directory to wherever you've extracted it to, and do:


tar -xzf turboprint-1.95-2.tgz
cd turboprint-1.95-2

this will install all the relevant files, then you run the turbo setup program, xtpsetup, and add your printer.""

May help? -Nick

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