Friday, May 14, 2010

Ubuntu 10.4 & your Epson C1100

Well 10.4 is finally out & running in the main stream, its quick, its slick & the windows now are all left hand drive (the maximise, minimise & close have all move left AKA mac style).

For me everything just works, it's rock solid & though I miss the old brown Ubuntu theme, I could never go back purple is this years black.

I had the same old issue with getting my Epson C1100 working but by following the simple steps below I was printing in less than 5 minutes.

10.4 like its predecessor seems to be missing libstdc++5_3.3.6-17ubuntu1_i386.deb

In order to install the Epson C1100 under 10.4 on the standard i386 platform please open an terminal via ACCESSORIES > TERMINAL & make a directory as explained below to store your installation files;

mkdir epson_install
move to the installation directory you just created;

cd epson_install
get the installation files from our website

extract the compressed file;

tar -zxvf epson_c1100_install.tar.gz
install the deb installation files you have just extracted;

sudo dpkg -i *.deb
from here you can install your Epson C1100 just as you would normally install any other printer using the SYSTEM > ADMINISTRATION > PRINTERS menu. When/if called for the ppd (PostScript® printer description) file, please point to the "epson_install" directory & select the file Epson-AL-C1100-fm3.ppd

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