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mikeb


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PostPosted: Thu 20 Dec 2007, 19:52    Post_subject:  Epson printer utilities  

If you are using CUPS and have an Epson printer there is normally included escputil which can be used to do various maintenance tasks

I put together a simple GUI for it as anything on the net is rediculously complicated and seems to need python.
Simply drop into /usr/bin and run as convenient.
I've included a purge jobs button for those moments when you send 500 incorrect print jobs out and the cups interface refuses to let you cancel Very Happy

This is hardcoded for usb (the majority now Sad ) but alter the /dev/usb/lp0 line to suit...

mike
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jcagle

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PostPosted: Fri 21 Dec 2007, 00:07    Post_subject:  

Thank you so much for this tool! I didn't even realize there were Linux utilities for Epson printers, actually. I got my Epson Stylus CX4600 for free actually. This GUI helps a lot.

I didn't really know how to check the ink levels before, either, if there was a way. I knew you could in Windows.
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mikeb


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PostPosted: Fri 21 Dec 2007, 05:15    Post_subject:  

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I didn't even realize there were Linux utilities for Epson printers,


nor did I. Embarassed .got frustrated having to go to windows just to clean heads etc

mike
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miriam


Joined: 06 Dec 2006
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PostPosted: Fri 25 Jan 2008, 20:54    Post_subject:  

Once again, mikeb, I'm in your debt. Thank you. I'll install this on Mum's machine when I next visit.
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mikeb


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PostPosted: Sat 16 Feb 2008, 18:51    Post_subject:  

I have tidied up the ink level display ,
the download has been updated..

I figured it was too simple to warrent a version number Very Happy

Mike
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jockjunior

Joined: 29 Jan 2008
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PostPosted: Fri 16 Jul 2010, 12:48    Post_subject:  

Thanks Mikeb,
you came to my rescue with this one. I too didn't realise epscutil was included. The Missus needed a recipe and the printer heads were gummed up (my fault of course).

cheers

Jock
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technowomble


Joined: 11 Oct 2007
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Location: West Gloucestershire, UK

PostPosted: Mon 01 Nov 2010, 18:48    Post_subject: escputil in Puppy 5.1.1  

I've just set up escp_util in Puppy 5.1.1, I had to sort a couple of bugs, the most serious of which was that the installing my printer ( Epson Stylus Photo R265 ) using Cups 1.4.3 did not install escputil! Fortunately I'd re-mastered an earlier Puppy using this printer so I was able to lift the escputil from that. Secondly, when I couldn't get a response using mikeb's GUI I took a look and saw that the code for checking the ink level was < -iur /dev/usb/lp0 > when according to the man page it should be < -i -r /dev/usb/lp0 >. Changing that gave me the ink readout, so I made the same change for the other two options.
Since it has obviously worked for other users I'm rather at a loss to explain what happened, except to say that the escputil I lifted came from a 4.2.1 install. If Cups is no longer installing escputil with any Epson drivers mikeb might want to add a pet of it?
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