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EPSON EPL-5700i Laser Printer (Not Working)
« on: September 25, 2018, 07:52:34 PM »
 

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Try as I may, I can't get my EPSON EPL-5700i Laser Printer to work via CUPS, etc. The printer is a bit on the old side, but it was recently tested with the latest possible drivers available on Windows 2000 and works flawlessly. Now Linux Lite recognizes the printer and I have tried both the readily available PPDs for the 5700 and 5700L but the printer just won't print. I even tried traveling through time to get this:


https://web.archive.org/web/20080115024432/http://epsonepl.sourceforge.net:80/?page=howto


without any luck. Anyone have any insight that might lead me to a working solution. I've tried both USB and Parallel port connections.
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Re: EPSON EPL-5700i Laser Printer (Not Working)
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2018, 09:14:48 PM »
 

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I did find a somewhat newer driver here:


https://qa.debian.org/watch/sf.php/epsonepl/epsoneplijs-0.4.1.tgz


and while it did compile and install without issue, attempting their print sample failed with:



GPL Ghostscript 9.22 (2017-10-04)
Copyright (C) 2017 Artifex Software, Inc.  All rights reserved.
This software comes with NO WARRANTY: see the file PUBLIC for details.
GPL Ghostscript 9.22: **** Could not open the file '/dev/lp0'.
**** Unable to open the initial device, quitting.


so...
 

Re: EPSON EPL-5700i Laser Printer (Not Working)
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2018, 10:28:35 PM »
 

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Could be a fun challenge for me, got Teamviewer installed?
 


 


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