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  1. #1
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    Epson Printer installation problem

    I am trying to install a network Epson XP-440 printer. The printer is detected by the Printers program, and printing from Libre Writer does send a page to the printer, but nothing gets printed.

    Is this the fault of the ppd in /etc/cups/ppd/XP-440? If it is, how do I get a good ppd?

    I have read other posts concerning printing, but haven't been able to use them to solve my issue.

    Thank you for any help you can give.

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    Re: Epson Printer installation problem

    Do you have this package installed?: epson-inkjet-printer-escpr

    That package carries the ppd file for the XP-440:
    rpm -ql epson-inkjet-printer-escpr | grep XP-440
    /usr/share/ppd/Epson/epson-inkjet-printer-escpr/Epson-XP-440_Series-epson-escpr-en.ppd.gz

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    Re: Epson Printer installation problem

    I tried to install the file the epson printer site said was the right one: epson-inkjet-printer-escpr-1.1.0-1lsb3.2.src.rpm. When is dnf install epson-inkjet-printer-escpr-1.1.0-1lsb3.2.src.rpm, I get
    Last metadata expiration check: 4:10:19 ago on Wed 13 Sep 2017 04:57:00 PM CDT.
    Can not load RPM file: ./epson-inkjet-printer-escpr-1.1.0-1lsb3.2.src.rpm.
    Could not open: ./epson-inkjet-printer-escpr-1.1.0-1lsb3.2.src.rpm

    Now, thanks to you, I have run dnf install epson-inkjet-printer-escpr and the install works, but Libre Writer still send a page to the printer without any text appearing.

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    Re: Epson Printer installation problem

    Quote Originally Posted by parkhensley
    I tried to install the file the epson printer site said was the right one: epson-inkjet-printer-escpr-1.1.0-1lsb3.2.src.rpm. When is dnf install epson-inkjet-printer-escpr-1.1.0-1lsb3.2.src.rpm, I get
    Last metadata expiration check: 4:10:19 ago on Wed 13 Sep 2017 04:57:00 PM CDT.
    Can not load RPM file: ./epson-inkjet-printer-escpr-1.1.0-1lsb3.2.src.rpm.
    Could not open: ./epson-inkjet-printer-escpr-1.1.0-1lsb3.2.src.rpm

    Now, thanks to you, I have run dnf install epson-inkjet-printer-escpr and the install works, but Libre Writer still send a page to the printer without any text appearing.
    You tried to install epson-inkjet-printer-escpr-1.1.0-1lsb3.2.src.rpm which is a source code file and not an executable. Download and install epson-inkjet-printer-escpr-1.1.0-1lsb3.2.rpm

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    Re: Epson Printer installation problem

    As said in the first post, I was able to install epson-inkjet-printer-escpr. This sent a Libre Writer page to the printer, but no text was printed. Attempting to install as in dnf install epson-inkjet-printer-escpr-1.1.O-1lsb3.2.rpm gives

    Last metadata expiration check: 1:07:12 ago on Thu 14 Sep 2017 12:16:55 PM CDT.
    Can not load RPM file: epson-inkjet-printer-escpr-1.1.O-1lsb3.2.rpm.
    Could not open: epson-inkjet-printer-escpr-1.1.O-1lsb3.2.rpm

    there is a link in another post to Epson-XP-440_Series-epson-escpr-en.ppd.gz. I unzipped it and copied put the ppd into /etc/cups/ppd. Now the printer indicates 'printing', but nothing actually happens.

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    Re: Epson Printer installation problem

    Quote Originally Posted by parkhensley
    As said in the first post, I was able to install epson-inkjet-printer-escpr. This sent a Libre Writer page to the printer, but no text was printed. Attempting to install as in dnf install epson-inkjet-printer-escpr-1.1.O-1lsb3.2.rpm gives

    Last metadata expiration check: 1:07:12 ago on Thu 14 Sep 2017 12:16:55 PM CDT.
    Can not load RPM file: epson-inkjet-printer-escpr-1.1.O-1lsb3.2.rpm.
    Could not open: epson-inkjet-printer-escpr-1.1.O-1lsb3.2.rpm

    there is a link in another post to Epson-XP-440_Series-epson-escpr-en.ppd.gz. I unzipped it and copied put the ppd into /etc/cups/ppd. Now the printer indicates 'printing', but nothing actually happens.
    epson-inkjet-printer-escpr package from the repository should be all you need
    and it's already installed.
    dnf install epson-inkjet-printer-escpr-1.1.0-1lsb3.2.rpm
    When you open the printer applet does the printer queue actually show?
    Go in Gnome "Settings" open the "Printer" and see if the printer is there.
    Last edited by marko; 15th September 2017 at 01:10 AM. Reason: apparent misspell was just weird font

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    Re: Epson Printer installation problem

    Yes it shows.

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