On Wed, 2018-03-07 at 08:00 +1100, Stephen Morris wrote: > I have my home multifunction device connected to my router, so it is > effectively a network device.
I suppose should be really specific and say, is that an ethernet (or WiFi) connection between printer and router, or is the printer connected to a USB port on your router (which may entail fun and games as how the router presents a printer to the network). > I need the Epson driver for Fedora and Ubuntu as cups has no support > for my device whatsoever. Having installed the driver, with no > printers defined at all in cups, if I go to Add Printers, cups sees > two network definitions for my device, one using lpd and one using > dnssd. lpd is the old pre-CUPS-era way of doing things, if I recall correctly. dnssd is one of those ZeroConf, Bonjour, Avahi protocols. One of those systems would have to be working properly for that to work as intended. > If I select the lpd definition, cups adds that printer once I select > the driver, if I then go to Printers, with cups-browsed active a > second definition has automagically appeared that is using ippd, > which the definition says is driverless. I can't recall you saying what the printer actually is. You've said you've installed an Epson driver, perhaps it doesn't name itself in a unique manner? Perhaps it's not really a printing "driver", just making it appear to the system? If the printer directly accepts PostScript, PDF, or one of a few common languages, perhaps CUPS does the actual print driving. > None of these drivers impress me with their level of support for the > printer. The printer is capable of printing at 4800x1200, but all of > the drivers only offer a print resolution of "Standard" or "High". If > I'm using Windows and doing a print from Photoshop Elements, Elements > tells me the standard print resolution is 300 dpi and the high print > resolution is 600 dpi, and selecting the different Epson paper types > make no difference. A lot of printers are just 600 dpi printers, with software doing some pretending to make the printing look crisper. Selecting paper types may make no noticeable difference, it depends on what the printer does with the information, it could affect any of: Changing dithering patterns, slightly changing distance between the print head and the paper, changing drying times, which inks it uses, changing toner temperatures, simply selecting the right paper tray to print from or too (e.g. cardstock requiring a straight through path), offering/refusing double-sided printing, the range of print resolutions it offers. I distinctly hate having to deal with printers. Firstly you have to get it working, which can be a nightmare, even on their supported OSs. A year or two after getting one you may find it impossible to get ink or toner, or it's become ridiculously expensive. Or they only supplied a badly working driver for an old OS that can't be used on a newer one. -- [tim@localhost ~] -rsvp Linux 4.13.16-100.fc25.x86_64 #1 SMP Mon Nov 27 19:52:46 UTC 2017 x86_64 Boilerplate: All mail to my mailbox is automatically deleted, there is no point trying to privately email me, I only get to see the messages posted to the mailing list. _______________________________________________ users mailing list -- email@example.com To unsubscribe send an email to users-le...@lists.fedoraproject.org