• Epson XP-760 printer. How to set up from command line?

    Hi there,

    Fellow Antergos newbie here. I have been trying to get my Epson XP-760 wifi printer to work with Antergos.

    I am using the KDE DE and have been trying to add the printer, but I do not get any luck.

    Before I get chance to select a printer, at the top it says :

    Failed to group devices: ‘The name org.fedoraproject.Config.Printing was not provided by any .service files’

    It does however discover two printers :

    1. EPSON XP-760 IPP network printer via DNS-SD
    2. EPSON XP-760 (driverless)

    For the latter it says :

    Connection : ipp://epson1a5dcc.local:631/ipp/print



    Selecting either one does not bring up any errors, it just takes me back to original screen to add a printer.

    I also downloaded a recommended “app” in case that fixed anything

    yaourt -S epson-inkjet-printer-escpr

    Given that GUI’s can sometimes be hit and miss, I am totally willing to go the command line way. In fact it is probably better because then I can do it regardless of DE.

    So what I need to do is install the printer via the command line and print out a test page.

    If you have any ideas on how I can progress, that would be awesome. I have been googling and found the lpstat command so I thought I woudl share the output.

    If it is any help, this is a fresh install.

    lpstat -p
    lpstat: No destinations added

    lpstat -t
    scheduler is running
    no system default destination
    lpstat: No destinations added.
    lpstat: No destinations added.
    lpstat: No destinations added.
    lpstat: No destinations added.

  • @Andimethia said in Epson XP-760 printer. How to set up from command line?:


    first check if cups is up and running:

    systemctl status org.cups.cupsd.service

    should show you some like this:

    ● org.cups.cupsd.service - CUPS Scheduler
       Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/org.cups.cupsd.service; enabled; vend
       Active: active (running) since Thu 2017-06-01 09:23:45 CEST; 8h ago
         Docs: man:cupsd(8)
     Main PID: 480 (cupsd)
       Status: "Scheduler is running..."
        Tasks: 1 (limit: 4915)
       CGroup: /system.slice/org.cups.cupsd.service
               └─480 /usr/bin/cupsd -l

    If not install cups:

    $ sudo pacman -S cups cups-pdf avahi

    start and enable services:

    $ sudo start org.cups.cupsd.service
    $ sudo systemctl enable org.cups.cupsd.service
    $ sudo systemctl start avahi-daemon.service
    $ sudo systemctl enable avahi-daemon.service

    Open any browser on this URL:
    And go to Administration Tab you will be asked for username=root password=the password you create on installation for your user

  • @joekamprad

    Many thanks! That got me a lot further.

    “Unable to locate printer “EPSON1A5DCC.local”.”

    is the error message I got when trying to print. I don’t know where it is getting that info from. Hopefully I can work it all out and have a successful test print :)

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