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Gordon

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Printers [ SOLVED ]
« on: June 05, 2020, 03:19:55 PM »
Hi Folks
I need your help / advice please.
I am after a new printer and was wondering if anyone has one of the Epson ecotank printers and if it works OK, also what printers work best on VSIDO  :) :)
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Re: Printers
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2020, 04:16:58 PM »
You can check for EPSON drivers on their site to see what models are currently supported.

VSIDO is based on Sid so any Debian package for printer drivers may already support the printer you're after.

EPSON and HP usually keep their drivers fairly current. Brother and Cannon not so much.
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Re: Printers
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2020, 05:47:02 PM »
Hi PackRat

Thank for that and the link. I looked on epson's site and couldn't find anything out. Guess I didn't ask the right question :-[ :) :)
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Re: Printers
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2020, 09:13:12 PM »
Find the Ecotank model you're interested in,

then enter the model number in the product name box; selecting the operating system is optional.

Looks like the Ecotank series of printers have driver support as of May 2020 -





So there may be support in the Debian Sid packages after you do an upgrade, or you can download the driver files from EPSON after following the links. They have provided 32 and 64-bit deb files in the past.

Edit - confirmed, 32-bit and 64-bit deb files available. You will also need to install the lsb package (I think it's installed by default) prior to installing the drivers.
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Re: Printers
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2020, 01:57:15 PM »
Hi PackRat.

Thanks for the info. I'll just have to decide on which one I want now  :D
Cheers :D
Gordon
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Re: Printers
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2020, 03:20:42 PM »
Hi Folks

Back again.
I have no bought an Epson ET-2756 after searching for the drivers first. All drivers downloaded and now try to install them.
Problem
using deb package installer I get the following
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Error
Dependency is not satisfiable,
lsb(>=3.2)
Question
How do i resolve this Please  :(
Cheers :D
Gordon
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Re: Printers
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2020, 11:24:28 PM »
Does:

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# apt-get install lsb
not work to install that package?

this may be what you actually need.
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Re: Printers
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2020, 03:10:40 PM »
Hi PackRat
Well being trying for a while now with no luck

apt-get install lsb gets me
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reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Package lsb is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source

E: Package 'lsb' has no installation candidate

I've even been onto linuxbace.org site and tried to get a download from there but their server seem to have crashed so no luck there either,so no idea where to go to now.
is there anyway of finding out if it is already install on my pc, or is there a program that i can download which uses it ?
Cheers :D
Gordon
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Re: Printers
« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2020, 03:54:31 PM »
Try to install lsb-base.

If that doesn't work, your best bet may be to use the Debian forum.

The instructions on the printer driver site are for Ubuntu, and I assume they still have the package available. There may be a Debian package available or maybe it's in backports.

Ask on the Debian forum how to get that package for Debian Sid.
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Re: Printers
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2020, 02:48:23 PM »
Hi PackRat
It seems that lsb-base is already installed and is the latest version.
I have been looking on Debian Forum page and it seems that I need to install some sort of irc client, no idea what that is, so which one is used by VSIDO and i will try and install that.
In the mean time I will try and join the Debian Forum again assuming I can get past the confirmation jumble at the end.  ;D

Edit
it seems that I might need to load " libpng12 " which is in jessie but doesn't appear to be in sid. have to work on that now.
Cheers :D
Gordon
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Re: Printers
« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2020, 12:59:26 PM »
Hi All
New Printer has arrived and is working.
Downloaded synaptic manager and the driver was in there.  :) :)
Cheers :D
Gordon
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Re: Printers
« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2020, 04:37:57 PM »
Good deal.

What driver shows in synaptic that you couldn't find with apt so others will know what package(s) are required?

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I have been looking on Debian Forum page and it seems that I need to install some sort of irc client, no idea what that is

irc = Internet Relay Chat. You only need that if you want to join a channel and chat in real time. VSIDO has an irc channel, but it's not used too much. Hexchat should be installed by default if you need an irc client.
I am tired of talk that comes to nothing.
-- Chief Joseph

...the sun, the darkness, the winds are all listening to what we have to say.
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