A few things, mostly technical notes...

Thursday, January 26, 2006

EPSON Stylus CX1500 on Ubuntu Linux

Yay..!! I could finally use EPSON Stylus CX1500 printer on my Ubuntu.

EPSON Stylus CX1500 is an All-In-One (multifunctional)printer. Besides printing, it can scan and act as photocopier by itself. (ie, for photocopy stuff, it does not have to be connected to any machine.)

I don't believe this printer made it to the big outlet stores. It was available for Online purchase from Epson.com, and that's how I ended up getting this one.

I am yet to use it as a scanner in Linux, have heard that SANE finally supports this model.

As for printing, even though this model is not listed in the Epson printers list in gnome-cups-manager, I found that adding it as a Stylus-C42UX printer would let you print stuff.

Here is my lpstat o/p for reference:

$ lpstat -t
scheduler is running
system default destination: Stylus-C42UX
device for Stylus-C42UX: usb:/dev/usb/lp0
Stylus-C42UX accepting requests since Jan 01 00:00
printer Stylus-C42UX is idle. enabled since Jan 01 00:00
Ready to print.

Here are some related pages:

Product Page from Epson, Online guides for CX1500, and Reference Guide .


evuraan said...

Update: CX1500 now supported by SANE

Stylus CX1500 (scanner) is now supported by xsane on Ubuntu Edgy. (It worked right out of the box with Edgy)


xsane: 0.99+0.991-1ubuntu2
xsane-common: 0.99+0.991-1ubuntu2
libsane: 1.0.18-3ubuntu1

Anonymous said...

New to and a bit of a baby geek when it comes to Linux.For months I have been using Fedora C4 and ubuntu and trying to get my Epson stylus to work.
Epson T060


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