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    joebir NNTP User

    Default Epson EPL 6200L under linux

    can anyone help me?

    I've tried the EPSON PPD file setup for cups but after having finnished, cups says:..."printer not connected"
    I have absolutely no idea what to do.

    Should I exchange the printer with a more expencive hp-printer?

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    Default Re: Epson EPL 6200L under linux

    The HCL lists this model as supported:

    HCL/Printers - openSUSE

    More info here:

    OpenPrinting database - Printer: Epson EPL-6200L

    Can you outline how you tried to configure it? Is it locally connected via usb port? With the printer plugged in, type 'lsusb' in a terminal and see what gets reported.

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    joebir NNTP User

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    Thank You, this is, what the terminal says:

    joerg@linux-i5dr:~> lsusb
    Bus 008 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 006 Device 003: ID 046d:c526 Logitech, Inc.
    Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 005 Device 003: ID 04b8:0005 Seiko Epson Corp. Stylus D88+
    Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    joerg@linux-i5dr:~>

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    Default Re: Epson EPL 6200L under linux

    hi joebeer;

    can you tell deano these other things he asked

    Can you outline how you tried to configure it?

    Is it locally connected via usb port?

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    Default Re: Epson EPL 6200L under linux

    hi joeber;

    can you tell deano these other things he asked

    Can you outline how you tried to configure it?

    Is it locally connected via usb port?

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    Default Re: Epson EPL 6200L under linux

    Bus 005 Device 003: ID 04b8:0005 Seiko Epson Corp. Stylus D88+
    The above line describes how the printer is reported (and confirms attached via local usb port). It is common for different model printers to share chipsets, so another driver may work for you. This may be a process of trial and error. You have nothing to lose. (If its any consolation, I had to use a CX3800 driver to drive my CX5500 printer. Its the only one that would work for me).

    Option 1:
    Now, you could try configuring via CUPS, and try the D88 CUPS + gutenprint driver.

    Option 2:
    This thread dealing with similar issue (and Epson model), suggests using this driver. You will need to download, unpack, and install it first, then configure via CUPS interface. Now, one important caveat: I'm not sure if this is only good for 32-bit systems. Might pay to check first.

    Let us know how you get on.

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    joebir NNTP User

    Default Re: Epson EPL 6200L under linux

    Thanks a lot!

    Bur I gave it up and changed to a hp 1505! Works like hell!

    Joebir

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    Default Re: Epson EPL 6200L under linux

    Whatever works for you

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    Default Re: Epson EPL 6200L under linux

    Hi, too bad printer swapped. I can say it does work. It is a case of downloading the epsoneplijs-0.4.1.tgz drivers

    ./configure
    make
    make install

    (from memory!)

    Then adding the printer manually pointing to the ppd
    Epson-EPL-6200L-epl6200l.ppd. I think the file is gz'd in the drivers above.

    Works fine.

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