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    Default Printer Trouble - kind-of

    I am a new user of Open SUSE and like it so far having moved from an illegal copy of Win7. SUSE picked up my Epson 760 colour USB printer no prob BUT I find if I am printing a documeny from Libre Office with more than two pages, I have to print each page at a time otherwise the print will be over-printed and unreadable with lines under every few sentences. I suspect it is either fonts or the driver is not the best. Can you help?
    ALSO. I am unable so far to share this printer to an XP Client or a UBUNTU client even though the UBUNTU client sees the SUSE computer on the network. Any ideas?
    ALSO, I cannot print from Scribus - the printer will move the paper in my printer but the printout is a blank sheet.

    My first problem as mentioned above is a basic one and the one I would like solved as soon as possible.

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    Default Re: Printer Trouble - kind-of

    Hi tigermack. You're probably using the gutenprint drivers that come with CUPS. I'm not familar with this model. You could try searching for and installing an Epson driver from Avasys.

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    Default Re: Printer Trouble - kind-of

    On 05/04/2011 12:36 PM, tigermack wrote:
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    > I am a new user of Open SUSE and like it so far having moved from an
    > illegal copy of Win7. SUSE picked up my Epson 760 colour USB printer no
    > prob BUT I find if I am printing a documeny from Libre Office with more
    > than two pages, I have to print each page at a time otherwise the print
    > will be over-printed and unreadable with lines under every few
    > sentences. I suspect it is either fonts or the driver is not the best.
    > Can you help?
    > ALSO. I am unable so far to share this printer to an XP Client or a
    > UBUNTU client even though the UBUNTU client sees the SUSE computer on
    > the network. Any ideas?
    > ALSO, I cannot print from Scribus - the printer will move the paper in
    > my printer but the printout is a blank sheet.
    >
    > My first problem as mentioned above is a basic one and the one I would
    > like solved as soon as possible.


    The overprinting is a printer driver problem. The Postscript that is generated
    is not doing an erase page before composing the next one. Does your printer have
    more than one driver? I saw the same thing with an HP Deskjet 932c. Choosing a
    different driver fixed that.

    As for sharing that printer, have you set up Samba? You will need it for Windows
    to see it.

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    Thanks very much, I will try getting a linux driver directly from Epson and attempt to install it.

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    Thank you so much, I will try that and let you know.

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