I’ve recently decided to switch the first of four machines on my LAN from windows to Linux (PB I Media 1gb ram, 160hdd Intel Core2 Duo 6300 1.86ghz. After a couple of weeks distro hopping I have decided that I like OpenSuse 11.4.
I have an Epson Styus SX515w connected to my router via wifi. I googled the subject and downloaded this driver from the Avasys website. epson-inkjet-printer-stylus-tx550w-series-1.0.0-1lsb3.2.i486.rpm. I checked the documentation and my model is supported. So I installed the rpm from a local directory via Yast.
Then I go into Yast > Hardware > Printers, (I have to disable the firewall first so Yast can find the printer on the LAN.) The New Printer Config Wizard shows it as Model: Epson sx510w Connection: ipd:/192.168.2.4.515/PASSTHRU Description: Epson Epson Stylus SX510w. (mine is a 515w). Anyho, Yast cannot find any matching drivers. If I click “Find More” Yast finds Epson drivers but no for my model. I’ve tried different search strings too.
So my question is. How do I tell Yast to use the driver I have installed?
I checked in Yast > Software and it lists the driver as installed I also ran this command in terminal
user@linux-rk0o:~> rpm -qi epson-inkjet-printer-stylus-tx550w-series-1.0.0-1lsb3.2.i486
The resulting output confirms the package is installed.
Name : epson-inkjet-printer-stylus-tx550w-series Relocations: (not relocatable) Version : 1.0.0 Vendor: Seiko Epson Corporation Release : 1lsb3.2 Build Date: Mon 24 May 2010 10:22:43 BST Install Date: Tue 17 May 2011 02:06:35 BST Build Host: build Group : Applications/System Source RPM: epson-inkjet-printer-stylus-tx550w-series-1.0.0-1lsb3.2 Size : 2810284 License: LGPL and SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION SOFTWARE LICENSE AGREE Signature : DSA/SHA1, Mon 24 May 2010 10:23:13 BST, Key ID e5e86c008aa65d56 Packager : Seiko Epson Corporation <email@example.com> URL : http://avasys.jp/english/linux_e/ Summary : Epson Inkjet Printer Driver - Epson Stylus TX550W Series Description : This software is a filter program used with Common UNIX Printing System (CUPS) from the Linux. This can supply the high quality print with Seiko Epson Color Ink Jet Printers. This printer driver is supporting the following printers. Epson Stylus TX550W Epson Stylus SX510W Epson Stylus SX515W Epson Stylus NX510 Epson Stylus NX515 For detail list of supported printer, please refer to below site: http://avasys.jp/english/linux_e/ Distribution: LSB user@linux-rk0o:~>
At the mo my printer works but spits out pages of text (looks like some kind of commands)