[PC-BSD Testing] Printer search function broken?

Dru Lavigne dru.lavigne at att.net
Tue Mar 27 09:42:27 PDT 2012


> Just bought a new Epson ME-340 printer (http://www.openprinting.org/printer/Epson/Epson-ME_340_Series)
> but the system doesn't recognize it and the driver search
> function seems broken - nothing happens even with other
> common printer types.
> 
> I was able to install a driver for the ME-320 which was in
> the list, but it's very slow and is not the full service
> driver available from Epson for Linux: http://www.openprinting.org/driver/epson-201101w/
> 
> Other Epson models that use the same driver are not in the
> printer list (ME 340, Epson Stylus NX130, Epson Stylus
> SX130, Epson Stylus TX130, TX133, TX135).
> 
> 
> I installed the printer on Kubuntu just fine using this
> driver downloaded from Epson through the printer setup
> dialog search function.
> 
> The driver is available here. Several choices are listed,
> .rpm, .deb, etc.
> 
> 
> Is there a way to use this driver on PCBSD?


Do any of the sources or the drivers that came with the printer provide a .ppd file? If so, that is what you want and you can browse to its location following the PPD directions at:

http://wiki.pcbsd.org/index.php/Printing#Manually_Adding_a_Driver

Cheers,

Dru


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