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From: Thanasis <thanasis@××××××××××.org>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] Epson BX525WD
Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2011 13:27:14
1 Anyone with experience working with epson inkjet printers?
3 BX525WD is a multifunction device (printer, copier and scanner), and has
4 ethernet, USB and wifi connectivity.
6 Can I use it with CUPS? Do I need any special USE flags?
7 I use the amd64 no-multilib profile.
8 I am interested in its printing function in the first place.
10 I looked at epson home site for drivers and it pointed to
12 where one can find binary .rpm and .deb packages for the diver, and the
13 source code as
14 epson-inkjet-printer-workforce-635-nx625-series-1.0.1-1lsb3.2.src.rpm
16 I downloaded the
18 file and used rpm2tbz2 to get the file:
19 epson-inkjet-printer-workforce-635-nx625-series-1.0.1-1lsb3.2.x86_64.tbz2
20 Among other files it contains a ppd file that seems appropriate for the
21 printer in question: Epson-Stylus_Office_BX525WD_Series-epson-driver.ppd.gz
22 I guess I could use that with CUPS, but to connect to the printer via
23 ethernet, what option (protocol?) should I select?
25 CUPS web interface (http://localhost:631/admin/)
26 gives me those options:
28 Local Printers:
29 SCSI Printer
30 HP Printer (HPLIP)
32 Other Network Printers:
33 AppSocket/HP JetDirect
34 Internet Printing Protocol (http)
35 Internet Printing Protocol (ipp)
36 Internet Printing Protocol (https)
37 LPD/LPR Host or Printer
38 Windows Printer via SAMBA


Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-user] Epson BX525WD Jeremy McSpadden <deface@×××××××××××.net>
Re: [gentoo-user] Epson BX525WD Michael Mol <mikemol@×××××.com>