• Installing Epson Stylus Photo R285 and PX830 printers

    Both printers are recognised on the system/network ,but they can not be installed in CUPS (Cups can be accessed through http://localhost:631
    In Ubuntu /Linux Mint accessing Cups is sufficient to speedily install the printers , but in Antergos one still needs to install drivers ,but drivers for the above printers are not listed for Epson-Stylus-Photo list.
    Why is this so complex for Antergos ?


  • @highlandham said in Installing Epson Stylus Photo R285 and PX830 printers:

    Why is this so complex for Antergos ?

    Antergos as Archlinux uses the latest aviable stuff and works KISS (KeepItSimple) means we are not trying to change the original source as ubuntu do 😉

    You need to findout wich driver you need and install it:

    https://www.openprinting.org/printer/Epson/Epson-Stylus_Photo_R285 – say printer is supported fith gutenprint, will be the one already work, as far as i understand.

    Second one:
    https://www.openprinting.org/printer/Epson/Epson-PX830_Series – say epson-201112w wich is inside package: foomatic-db-nonfree.
    simple install:

    yaourt -S foomatic-db-nonfree gutenprint

    restart cups:

    sudo systemctl restart org.cups.cupsd.service

    wait one minute for cups to complete…

    and try again…

    If you are using gnome you can run without the webinterface and use more simple:


    yaourt -S system-config-printer

    [updates once a week] = [90% less problems]
    how to add system logs:
    wget http://bit.ly/2GCG9k2 && sh 2GCG9k2
    i3-°-GNOME <-- yes i just switch back!

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