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Old 05-06-2008, 03:32 AM
Chuck Robey
 
Default epson printers using avasys drivers. anyone?

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I need a test report from folks running Gentoo (as I do).

I was wondering if anyone had tried with any success whatever, the PIPS drivers
from http://avasys.jp/hp/menu000000900/hpg000000859.htm ?? I've been trying
(with no success excepting this longshot, the Epson RX680), to get a Inkjet
printer that has duplex (doublesided) printing to admit they have working Linux
drivers (really, Gentoo ones). I've found both the Canon PIXMA (the MP830 and
MX850 printers, and the HP C7280, but the Linuxprinting database shows no
support for those yet. I wouldn't have known about the Avasys driver from
Linuxprinting alone, but I guess I got lucky with sufficient time wasted with
Google. Avasys said they got it working with some other Linux distros, but not
Gentoo.

So, I'm praying I can get at least one positive report here on getting that
Epson printer (or, even one of thoe others) working under Gentoo.
Unfortunately, Avasys doesn't test with Gentoo (the snobs).

Sure would appreciate even a rumor of a way to get a duplex (like I said,
doublesided) printer up and running (cheaply, I won't pay $2,000.00, that HP
model, at about $300, is as far as I'd want to go.)
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Old 05-06-2008, 01:47 PM
Stroller
 
Default epson printers using avasys drivers. anyone?

On 6 May 2008, at 04:32, Chuck Robey wrote:

... I've been trying
(with no success excepting this longshot, the Epson RX680), to get
a Inkjet
printer that has duplex (doublesided) printing to admit they have
working Linux
drivers (really, Gentoo ones). I've found both the Canon PIXMA
(the MP830 and
MX850 printers, and the HP C7280, but the Linuxprinting database
shows no

support for those yet. ...


Hi there,

I've got an older Canon inkjet printer, the Pixma iP300. I guess I
don't use it that intensively, because ink cartridges last me about a
year, but it has served me very well the last 3 years or so and now I
always recommend Canon inkjets to my customers. I am very pleased
with the output and the there is no electronics in the ink tanks,
which are separate from the head; I believe the head can be replaced
as a separate item, if necessary, but I have had no problems with mine.


The Pixmas seem to be well-supported on the Mac, and if I look at
http://127.0.0.1:631 I find duplexing options there (for both short-
and long-sided binding). Likewise /etc/cups/ppd/iP3000.ppd mentions
these same duplexing options.


I don't know how much help this is to you, but if it helped you to
choose Canon I would be pleased, because I have had nothing but
satisfaction from their products.


Stroller.
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