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Missing driver for Epson Stylus S21
« on: May 17, 2010, 11:53:55 am »
Hi

I have recenly bought a Epson Stylus S21 to use with an Acer one netbook running Linux linpus lite.
We have tried to add a new printer but there does not seem to be driver available for the S21. We have also tried the Epson support web site , which takes you to a japanese site where you can down load Linux print drivers. But this has no driver for linpus lite. Can anyone help?

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Re: Missing driver for Epson Stylus S21
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2010, 01:15:33 pm »
Unfortunately I can't find a reference to the "S21", I don't suppose there is an alternative name / model number on the box?

You'll find a list of printers (Epson in particular) that Linux knows about here;
http://www.openprinting.org/printers/manufacturer/Epson

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Re: Missing driver for Epson Stylus S21
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2010, 04:05:59 pm »
Hi Mad Penguin,

Unfortunatley the box went out for recycling , all I have is the sellers invoice but this just refers to their stock number, Thanks for your help anyway

Rob

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Re: Missing driver for Epson Stylus S21
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2010, 04:43:54 pm »
Is there a sticker on the printer with any info like "Part number" or "Model number" etc.
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Re: Missing driver for Epson Stylus S21
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2010, 12:03:34 pm »
Hi Mark, Checked the manufacturers sticker on the printer.
For some strange reason the S21 printer is shown as model B391E on the sticker. Serial No is LBUP108319

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Re: Missing driver for Epson Stylus S21
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2010, 01:54:50 pm »
http://www.openprinting.org/printer/Epson/Epson-Stylus_S21

However (!) apparently it does work with the "gutenprint" driver ... I'm afraid I've not played with 'interesting' printers in recent times .. custom printer drivers anyone?

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Re: Missing driver for Epson Stylus S21
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2010, 03:27:33 pm »
Great , I`ll try these tonight I let you know how I get on

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Re: Missing driver for Epson Stylus S21
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2010, 03:41:39 pm »
There ARE drivers available (from that jap site) for the S21, for Fedora core 9/10 but Linpus Lite is based on Fedora core 8... but they should work if you compile them from source. (the actual installer for Fedora core 9/10... pips-ss21-Fedora9-3.7.0-CG.tgz ... "might" work, but there are no guarantees)

http://www.avasys.jp/lx-bin2/linux_e/ink/DL2.do

So go to that website, and download the (Source file) pips-common-3.7.0.tar.gz file and save it to your home directory... then open a terminal and enter:
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tar xfz ~/pips-common-3.7.0.tar.gz
hit enter... wait for the $ prompt to return... then type:
Code: [Select]
cd ~/pips-common-3.7.0
hit enter... wait for the $ prompt to return... then type:
Code: [Select]
./configure
hit enter... wait for the $ prompt to return... then type::
Code: [Select]
sudo su
hit enter... prompt will change to #... then type:
Code: [Select]
make
hit enter... wait for the # prompt to return... then type:
Code: [Select]
make install
hit enter... wait for the # prompt to return... then type:
Code: [Select]
exit
hit enter... prompt will change back to $ ...close the terminal... your printer driver is now installed.
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