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Re: USB printer Epson TX101 + generic USB driver on F10?

Steve Repo wrote:
On Tue, Dec 2, 2008 at 1:04 AM, Bill Davidsen <davidsen tmr com> wrote:
Steve Repo wrote:
Hello all,

I purchased a multifunction Epson TX101 Inkjet printer. I didn't do my
research for linux support and this is a fairly new printer.

I' plugged it into my F10 box.  The printer is recognized but the
driver isn't there (selectred drive is for Epson scan 2500 or
something like that,). I'm unable to print.

xsane refuses to recognise the scanner as well.

So, is there a generic USB printer/scanner driver I could use or is
there something else I can do to get this working?

There was a package I pulled from the Epson site, or a link thereon, and as
I recall it had kernel modules or cups modules, or similar not very portable
stuff. However, it dropped in and worked on an FC6 machine, and nothing
newer. You might poke around and see if there is something newer, and also
try iscan, I never got sane working, or missed it, iscan does what I need.

If all else fails, and you have the hardware, you might do a minimal FC6
install with the package in a KVM machine, and connect the USB to that.
Slightly complex, but as a device controller it really beats using Windows!

Thanks for the response!  I did look harder since you mentioned that
Epson does support printers on Linux separately.

I found their site here,

Although the sites lists upto "Fedora Core 6" as supported during the
distribution selection, you get a Fedora 9 RPM!  I was pleasantly

They really meant it when I was trying to get my CX7400 working, I will have to go look again and test on my system, but that would let me get off FC6 (not that I'm having any issues here). I have an Epson printer for printable DVD which I got as a bonus when I bought a Christmas present, maybe that will be supported as well!

The drivers installed and works.

I'm glad I got you in the right direction, and you have gotten me looking for a current version of the driver, which would make me very happy.

I wish all these printer companies worked with open source CUPS and
submitted their drivers for inclusion instead of developing and
carving separate drivers with installers. I have a samsung laser
printer scx4300 and even they have a linux driver with an installer.


Bill Davidsen <davidsen tmr com>
  "We have more to fear from the bungling of the incompetent than from
the machinations of the wicked."  - from Slashdot

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