epson stylus photo r200

Christopher J. Bottaro cjbottaro at
Mon Sep 13 16:38:07 UTC 2004

Gene Heskett wrote:

> On Monday 13 September 2004 12:02, Christopher J. Bottaro wrote:
>>i'm using CUPS as my print system and KDE's printer control center
>> module to setup printing.  the problem is that my printer isn't
>> listed in the "Printer Model Selection" dialog.
>>i read in the archives that updating to gimp-print-4.2.7 and also
>> foomatic would solve the problem.  but i have a few questions about
>> that.  will that help when setting up CUPS or just only when using
>> the redhat printer config program?  do i need to update gimp-print
>> or gimp-print-cups?  also, where can i find these RPMs?  they
>> aren't on the gimp-print sourceforge page.
>>thanks for the help.
> Generally speaking, that family of software can be installed from
> tarballs.  Instead of using 'make install' as the final step, use
> checkinstall, very latest (1.60-beta3) version, to actually do an rpm
> installation.  I've done that here.  But if you have yum enabled for
> automatic updates, add cups*, gimp-print*, and gutenprint* to the
> exclude list.  Otherwise yum has been known to downgrade my cups
> install to one that totally breaks kde.
> You would be advised to join the gimp-print list, there has been quite
> an extended discussion of the r200 and cousins recently.

thanks for the reply.  i solved my problem after i posted though (isn't that
always the case?).  i installed gimp-print-cups-4.2.7, restarted cups, then
in KDE's printer control module, i added a printer just fine.  it worked

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