2 printers on the network, Can only connect to 1

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  1. macrumors 65816

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    I have an HP all in one printer for documents and an Epson photo printer for pics. I can print to the HP with no problems whatsoever, but when I try to print to the Epson, I get the error below.

    Computer I am trying to print from: Macbook on Leo, running off wireless through router.

    Computer I am trying to print to where printer is connected: Compaq desktop on XP Pro on lan connection and hosting the router.

    I have printer sharing enabled on the new printer, the settings appear to be identical, but I guess not.

    Any ideas?



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  2. thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Here's the console error on the log report.

    I've highlighted the error in bold.

    Any clues?


     
  3. macrumors G4

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    You don't explain exactly how you have each printer connected. However, your problem appears to be a very common one that often brings users to this forum.

    However, I am betting that you are trying to use vendor-supplied drivers to print to networked printers. Vendor-supplied drivers are usually for a USB connection. You cannot use a USB driver to control a Windows-shared printer. You have to download and install the CUPS driver for your model Epson. There are ample links to the Linux Foundation OpenPrinting website elsewhere on this forum. Do a search--either here or on Google.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 65816

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    They weren't too helpful actually. Thank you for the answer though. :)

    If anyone has a similar printer on network please share your experience. :)

    Also, I went to http://www.avasys.jp/english/linux_e/dl_ink.html and found a promising driver, but I can't open it. What distribution should I be downloading and what distribution version?

    It has been giving me files I cannot open so far.

    The only one that attempted to open was redhat and this is what it did:

    EDIT: I logged in as root and installed the redhat driver, still the same original problem :(
     
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  6. thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thank you, but I have no idea which one to use :(
     
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    Reflow

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    What kind of epson is it? Can you ping the printer or is it shared on another machine?
     
  8. thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I am downstairs on my MB.

    The Epson and HP printers are both upstairs on USB to a desktop, desktop has a router and cable modem.

    Epson is an R280 photo printer.

    I can print to the HP with no issues.
     
  9. macrumors 6502a

    gsahli

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    For the Epson you need the latest Gutenprint driver from the link I gave you above.
     
  10. thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Obviously, but I still don't know which that is.
     
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    gsahli

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    When I go to that page, I see this:
    foo2zjs
    The foo2zjs is a package to support certain HP LaserJets, Minolta, Samsung, and Xerox printers. It contains several 'foo2*' drivers.
    23 printers
    Gutenprint
    The Gutenprint (formerly called Gimp-Print) package is a suite of high-quality open-source drivers supporting Epson, Canon, lexmark, and HP inkjet printers.
    800+ printers
    hl1250
    The hl1250 package supports 8 Brother printers that do not include the Brother PostScript emulator.
    8 printers
    hpijs
    The hpijs package uses the open-source hpijs driver to support over 600 varieties of (mostly HP) DeskJet, OfficeJet, PSC, LaserJet printer.
    635 printers
    imagewriter
    The imagewriter package provides support for all three Apple ImageWriter dot-matrix printers. Printing is supported via AppleTalk and serial port.
    3 printers
    lpstyl
    The lpstyl package supports 7 Apple Stylewriter printers. The printers must be connected to a serial port.
    7 printers
    m2300w
    The m2300w package supports 2 Konica Minolta magicolor "w" printers.
    2 printers
    min12xxw
    The min12xxw package supports 5 Minolta PagePro "w" printers.
    5 printers
    pnm2ppa
    The pnm2ppa package supports printers that use the proprietary PPA (Printing Performance Architecture) protocol developed by Hewlett Packard.
    6 printers
    pslevel1
    The pslevel1 package attempts to support printing to PostScript level 1 printers.
    5 printers
    pxlmono
    The pxlmono package supports 461 printers from manufacturers, including Brother, Epson, Gestetner, HP, Infotec, Kyocera, Lanier, NRG, Ricoh, Samsung, and Savin. .
    461 printers
    rastertokmXXXXdl
    The rastertokmXXXXdl drivers support the KONICA MINOLTA magicolor 2300 DL, magicolor 2430 DL, magicolor 2530 DL, magicolor 5430 DL, and magicolor 5440 DL printers.
    samsung-gdi
    The samsung-gdi package supports printers that use the Samsung-GDI language.
    12 printers
    Foomatic-RIP
    The Foomatic-RIP package installs the standalone runtime machinery for printing with any Foomatic driver. It can be used to more easily install a Foomatic driver for which no Mac OS X package exists.
    Loads of printers

    -- the link called Gutenprint is what I was referring to.
     

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