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    Default Printer not not properly, only giberish

    Hi all,

    I hooked up my usb Epson Stylus CX3810 scanner/printer.

    Opensuse picked up both the scanner and the printer.

    Now when I try to print a single page doc file, pages and pages of incomprehensible stuff comes out.

    I try to print something else, and it either doesn't work, or doesn't print correctly.

    What can I do to fix this?

    I haven't even tried the scanner part yet.

    Thanks

    Heeter
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    Default Re: Printer not not properly, only giberish

    Quote Originally Posted by Heeter View Post
    I hooked up my usb Epson Stylus CX3810 scanner/printer. ... Now when I try to print a single page doc file, pages and pages of incomprehensible stuff comes out. I try to print something else, and it either doesn't work, or doesn't print correctly.
    The openprinting database has this to say:
    OpenPrinting database - Printer: Epson Stylus CX3810

    Confirm you have gutenprint installed by typing:
    rpm -q gutenprint

    There is a Linux Epson printer forum here:
    OpenPrinting User Forums :: Printers from Epson

    I took a look at the Epson web site, and did not see an Epson Linux driver:
    Epson Stylus CX3810, Overview - Technical Support - Epson America, Inc.
    ... out of curiousity, why buy a printer where the manufacturer does not provide Linux drivers? ...

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    Default Re: Printer not not properly, only giberish

    Hi OldCPU,

    Thanks again for your assistance.

    This printer was purchased for a Windows machine before I moved to Opensuse. The main machine that my wife and I use was a windows machine, and my other ones were opensuse, but they don't have any printers attached to those. Now that the main machine has Opensuse, I need a printer/scanner attached to it.

    In your opinion, what would be a good printer/scanner for my Opensuse needs. Something that can print great photo quality. I don't mind purchasing a new printer/scanner that shoots out great photo quality on photo paper.

    As for the gutenprint command, I have this version: gutenprint-5.0.2-13.1


    Heeter
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    Default Re: Printer not not properly, only giberish

    That Linux Epson Site is not too organized, it is actually quite a mess to find something.

    Maybe it's me who doesn't understand that format

    Heeter
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