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    Default Unable to set up epson printer

    Hi. I am using openSUSE tumbleweed and everything is working fine except the printer. It is an Epson network printer. I read that it has to be supported by openSUSE which wasn't a requirement in any other distro i have used. When i go to the printer part in the system settings and try to add a printer, it returns with an error: 'unable to get a list of devices 'Forbidden.

    Is there any way to solve this?

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    Default AW: Unable to set up epson printer

    Use Yast----Hardware----Printer.

    Maybe you have to Install the drivers from Epson first.
    Because we don not know the Modell.

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    Default Re: Unable to set up epson printer

    I do not know what "System Settings" you used, but in openSUSE one preferably uses YaST for System Management tasks. Did you try that?
    Henk van Velden

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    Default Re: Unable to set up epson printer

    It is an epson l6190 printer. I tried using yast, yet it didn't work. And this printer has been working fine on fedora, manjaro, mx, etc.PLS is there any way to work around this?

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    Default Re: Unable to set up epson printer

    Quote Originally Posted by Basilcat View Post
    . I tried using yast, yet it didn't work.
    That is not a very detailed description on how far you have gone and where things got stuck. Sorry, but people here are not clairvoyant and to be able to help with a computer technical problem they need a computer technical description.
    Henk van Velden

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    Default Re: Unable to set up epson printer

    So, i tried adding the printer via network options in yast, but it says no printers found. I tried every add printer option there. I also tried changing my account type to admin. Also, the desktop enviroment i am using is kde plasma 5.24.4.

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    Default AW: Unable to set up epson printer

    Have you installed the Epson drivers?

    http://download.ebz.epson.net/dsc/se...search/?OSC=LX

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    Default Re: Unable to set up epson printer

    For network printer you may need firewall settings.

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    Had the same issues with my Epson XP-8600 printer and got it going with the Cups web interface on http:// localhost:361. Use "root" for your username when prompted

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    Default Re: Unable to set up epson printer

    Had the same issues with my Epson XP-8600 printer and got it going with the Cups web interface on http:// localhost:361. Use "root" for your username when prompted

    This also works for me, but my printer is Epson L-5190. Also don't forget to install the driver.
    I've lost couple of hours because I installed the wrong driver.

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