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Re: "Unable to locate printer" error

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Post by fehlix » Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:55 pm

Tod wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:44 pm
I did search the repos list (using the link from the manual) but could not find anything there called "avahi-discover". So I am completely stuck at the moment and would be grateful for any further suggestions. I have to get this expensive printer working or I will be doomed to go back to Windows :(
You do not need avahi-discover or any other tool to find out the IP address of the printer.
Just look at the printers display or print out a service sheet, to get the IP-address.

avahi-discover can be installed as such:

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sudo apt update

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sudo apt install avahi-discover
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Re: "Unable to locate printer" error

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Post by Jerry3904 » Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:57 pm

@Tod: I'm sorry, I thought when I said "in the repos" that you would understand how to install it. As fehlix says, either use the command line or just Synaptic (Users Manual, Section 5).
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Re: "Unable to locate printer" error

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Post by timkb4cq » Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:02 pm

Or use the Package Installer in MX Tools. It will be in the Stable Repo tab.
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Re: "Unable to locate printer" error

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Post by fehlix » Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:03 pm

Tod wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:18 pm
Please ignore my previous post, unfortunately I don't have the knowledge to properly install and run a daemon at the moment, so I'll have to manage without avahi.

I managed to find the IP address that I saved when I set the printer up in Windows. I have added the two lines to the etc/hosts file, but am now getting an error message: "The printer is not responding".
Open Printer setup remove current printer add a new one
and see what the found network printer will have the device-uri.
Please post the found device uri.
if this is still not working
try also some alternaives like mentioned above:
e.g like:
lpd://EPSON7ECC45.local/BINARY_P1
or
lpd://[IP-address of the printer here]/BINARY_P1

You might also double check, the found ip-.address by
opening the printers maintenance web-page:
http://EPSON7ECC45.local
or
http://[IP-address of the printer here]
within a web-browser.
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Re: "Unable to locate printer" error

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Post by Tod » Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:58 pm

I finally got my brain around it and the printer is now working!

In the end I installed and used arp-scan to get the printer's IP address. As It was different to the one I had recorded on Windows, I corrected the two new lines in /etc/hosts
to:

IP EPSON7ECC45
IP EPSON7ECC45.local

and bingo!

Thank you very much, Fehlix and all of you who have given me so much useful information.

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Re: "Unable to locate printer" error

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Post by fehlix » Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:35 pm

Tod wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:58 pm
I finally got my brain around it and the printer is now working!
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Re: "Unable to locate printer" error

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Post by Jerry3904 » Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:44 pm

Tod wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:58 pm
I finally got my brain around it and the printer is now working!

In the end I installed and used arp-scan to get the printer's IP address. As It was different to the one I had recorded on Windows, I corrected the two new lines in /etc/hosts
to:

IP EPSON7ECC45
IP EPSON7ECC45.local

and bingo!

Thank you very much, Fehlix and all of you who have given me so much useful information.
Very well done, man! We look forward to having you in the community.
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Re: "Unable to locate printer" error

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Post by j2mcgreg » Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:00 pm

Never mind. I type too slow and the others beat me to the punch.

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