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    Default CUPS: test page error on Epson Stylus C59 printer

    I used CUPS (*) 1.3.7 with my OpenSuSE 11.0 + Gnome system to install a USB-connected Epson Stylus C59 printer. The test page does not print completely correctly, as it has done for other model of Epson printers which I have added. The color segments in the color wheel are a long way out of position, but the rest of the page is OK.

    Is this a printer driver problem or is it likely to be hardware related?

    During the installation process I had a choice of driver:

    C50 + GutenPrint version x.y

    C50 + GutenPrint version x.y (simplified)

    C60 + GutenPrint version x.y

    C60 + GutenPrint version x.y (simplified)

    Note that there is no driver explicitly for the C59. I used the C50 instead.

    What does (simplified) mean in practice?


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    Default Re: CUPS: test page error on Epson Stylus C59 printer

    Quote Originally Posted by XEyedBear View Post
    I used CUPS (*) 1.3.7 with my OpenSuSE 11.0 + Gnome system to install a USB-connected Epson Stylus C59 printer. The test page does not print completely correctly, as it has done for other model of Epson printers which I have added. The color segments in the color wheel are a long way out of position, but the rest of the page is OK.

    Is this a printer driver problem or is it likely to be hardware related?......
    I would guess a printer driver problem. Epson do not provide a high level of support for Linux, and many Linux users have problems with Epson printer setup ...

    Take a look here:
    OpenPrinting database - Printer: Epson Stylus C59

    It recommends you use either the:
    * Epson Stylus C63 or
    * Epson Stylus C65 or
    * Epson Stylus CX3700
    driver ...

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    Default Re: CUPS: test page error on Epson Stylus C59 printer

    Out of idle curiosity I did a Google search on "CUPS printer driver Epson Stylus C59". The first hit had a lot of useful links and/or information. One key piece of advice was to set the printer up as an Epson C63, C65 or CX3700.

    I chose the C65 simplified driver. The test page printed perfectly.

    CUPS made it very easy to redefine the printer.
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    Default Re: CUPS: test page error on Epson Stylus C59 printer

    Quote Originally Posted by oldcpu View Post
    Take a look here:
    OpenPrinting database - Printer: Epson Stylus C59

    It recommends you use either the:
    * Epson Stylus C63 or
    * Epson Stylus C65 or
    * Epson Stylus CX3700
    driver ...
    Great - thanks for this -I failed to see your post before making my own. In fact setting the printer as a C65 results in CUPS correctly reporting it as a C59! That CUPS application is a peach.

    I used CUPS to set up my Stylus Photo 890 - it worked without problem first time up (once I had restarted the computer).

    I'm going to push my luck now with my Lexmark and HP printers now....
    They said I wasn't fit to live with a pig; my brother stood up for me and said I was.

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