Hi. I’m new here, (first post) new to OpenSuSE 11.1, and new to Linux! The reason I loaded Linux is because I print CD’s. ALOT of CDs. I was told by someone else who does what I do, (which is not illegal BTW) that at least with an Epson R220 printer, (which is discontinued) print times can be dropped from about 2 minutes per disk to about 30 seconds per disk, and ink consumption is much improved by using Linux with the gutenprint drivers.
Well, being as the R 220 is a discountinued model and I have an Artisan 50 at my disposal, and they are still available from Epson and major retailers I figured I give that a try. I installed OpenSuSE 11.1. Finding there was no driver for the Artisan 50, I compiled and installed gutenprint 5.2.4, and updated CUPS to 1.4rc1. The Artisan 50 driver is still not available in the latest gutenprint, but I tried the Artisan 700 drier figuring the print engine might be the same. No joy. I did, however, previous to updating gutenprint, load the Stylus Photo RX700 driver thinking that was the Artisan driver, and I did get the CD tray to move in and out when attempting to print. That’s more than I got from the Artisan 700 driver.
I loaded the driver supplied at 進のソフトウェア開発｜アヴァシス株式会社](http://www.avasys.jp/lx-bin2/linux_e/ink/DL2.do) and though the printer will print to paper, there is no way to get the CD tray working that I can find.
I’m hoping someone here can offer some insight, or maybe point me in the right direction.
Thanks in advance for any and all replies.