AG (firstname.lastname@example.org on 2011-05-07 03:30 +0100):
> In addition to connectivity problems, I've been having problems
> setting up my USB Epson printer with CUPS. For one thing, the CUPS
> admin interface has changed since I last did this, and CUPS doesn't
> detect the printer as a local printer only giving me 3 options - scsi
> printer, HP printer HP fax (yes, I've checked - it is plugged in and
> turned on, etc.).
Do you have any of the packages openprinting-ppds or
> What is the correct way of addressing the printer? For a USB do I
> select, under "Other Network Printers" (why is it an other network
> printer when it is connected directly to my machine?) the LPD/LPR
> option? None of these options really seem appropriate, and is the
> address given like this: lpp://localhost/epson or
> lpp://localhost:631/epson or ... ?
port 631 is ipp, not lpp
You should not need any of these options, once the correct printer
driver (ppd) is installed, it should work immediately. If you can't get
it to work, you might want to check here:
and select your correct model. It should give you the name (and a
download link) for the recommended driver, which you can then search
for in the Debian archive.
> I can't really say that the on-line help has been very useful and I
> guess my Google-fu is not what it should be because I cannot find any
> recent postings on this that answer this query.
I always start my search with "open printing database".
Hope this helps,
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