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Tuesday, September 21, 2004

Printers with Gentoo

One problem that I've been having with Gentoo, well... disappointment really... is that RedHat 9 was able to print in colour, with my Epson C82, while Gentoo wasn't. Note that I use the word "was" rather than "is", since this has now been resolved...

It turns out that there are several steps that need to be taken to fix this, namely:

install gnome-cups-manager
install gnome-system-tools (not really required but is fun to play with)
install gimp-print (it has the Epson C82 driver)
install foomatic (it creates the cups PDD file from the driver)

Here is an explanation of the various steps:

I haven't tried it all yet, but it looks like it may work...


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