Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 Last Jump to page: For details and our forum data attribution, retention and privacy policy, see here. BTW, thanks for reminding me about the ‘ribbon’ for the impact printers; I’d forgotten they worked like an old-fashioned typewriter! Then I install it in a Sabrent enclosure and use it as a back up drive. Find More Posts by frankbell View Blog. Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.

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Find More Posts by frankbell. I was lw-590 on Epson’s site and they seem to offer an LQ impact printer but, it is out of stock.

Can anyone suggest which driver eson install. Hi merajmca, I also need to use the same printer. Never been an ounce of trouble. I looked at the “foomatic-rip” but it means very little to me as I really don’t know what is actually is.

I just started in this field and really need your input. January 28th, 4. I have to turn the printer off and advance the paper manually. If you’d like to contribute content, let us know.

[SOLVED] Need Drivers for EPSON-LQ

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It prints out garbage and spits pages out non-stop when using the ppds one can find concerning Linux OP systems. But still no help it is printing same. Their customer service people WERE insisting that they ‘don’t do Linux drivers’, and at that time were passing people on to a Japanese company called Avasys, who used to develop the Linux drivers for them.

In challenging printing surroundings created for use, this heavy duty dot-matrix printer addresses enterprise programs that are crucial with simplicity and accuracy. I have to shut the printer off and manually position the paper. You CAN change the destination if you want, but since file transfer is so ridiculously easy in Linux, it’s very simple to move them to where you actually want them How did you configure the LQ?

Even we have tried by using preprocess with pdftops and pdf2ps but no help. January 30th, Sort of speacking with the exception of Ubuntu. It installed and I tried the printer test page and it printed out nice. Results 1 to 10 of So; another satisfied Linux user.


In very much the same way as you currently install Epson’s scanners in Linux; you MUST install a ‘data’ package first, before you install the scanner driver. There is still a SourceForge project where version 0.

Off Topic – Suse CUPS and Epson dot-matrix printer problem (LQ-590)

Bookmarks Bookmarks Digg del. Specially we need to print. That way I can still run Turbo Tax, Quicken, and another specialized program to do sound and pictures together. This entry in the LinuxPrinting database names several possible drivers: I like the printer for normal everyday stuff that doesn’t require a lot of graphics and what have you.

However, the only remaing problem is once the page prints it doesn’t reset the printer to ready as well as advance the page. I am using Ubuntu The problem with the cable is I have had it for years and it was still in the original package.

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