Epson Stylus Color 1160 inkjet printer was removed from ia Windows
2K laptop, where it kept refusing to print and crashing the
machine. It was then abandoned for several months.
decided to try to bring it back to life, and connect it to one of my
White Box Linux servers.
C Bohling of the White Box Linux mailing list pointed me at this
is what I finally did from information on that link: Note: on
White Box, gimp-print and CUPS are already installed.
of all set up The Gimp.
open an image. Right click and choose File, Print. Choose Set up
Printer, choose Epson 1160. Once the printer is set up, try to print
the image. If it is OK, click Save Settings.
the add new printer instructions from gimp-print (Gutenprint) webpage:
the CUPS configuration page at http://127.0.0.1:631/admin
might say something like printer must be installed using redhat
printer config but ignore this and go ahead anyway.
Epson Stylus Colour 1160 will be listed in the Model/Driver for stp
dialog box. Choose this and Continue. The printer should now be
available in CUPS. Well, it was for me....
avoided command line setup as I am too inexperienced, and set the 1160
as the default printer in the GUI printer setup. However,
although it is not the default in Open Office, it works perfectly when
chosen from the list.
of these came my way and is connected to my FC1 box.. It is
not listed on linuxprinting.org, but it can be made to work with a
package called Turboprint for Linux from
it as root, and it is easy to configure. The basic package is
rather restricted and to get more functionality a licence has to be
paid for.. However, for my simple needs the basic package
works perfectly. I have not got it to work with the Gimp yet.
Epson Stylus Color 440 is set up via Samba on my Linux server which
runs various flavours of Red Hat/clones on removable hard
disks. It is actually connected to a Windows 98 PC on my home
was easy via the GUI printer setup and it is fine for
printing letters etc.