Cannot print with Epson eco tank printer

Asked by Janet Lee on 2021-06-01

I was previously given a fix by a member on here. My partner has purchased a laptop with Ubuntu installed and is having the same problem but I cannot remember the 'fix'. It involved running a line of script he gave me. I could then use my Epson eco tank printer. At the moment he is told'unable to print document. Please have a look at your printer settings'. Please forgive me if I'm using the incorrect terms as I know nothing about Ubuntu other than enjoying using it :)

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :
#1

If you run:

history | less

You can read the old commands. Use ESC to exit the pager. If you make a note of the number on the left then you can rerun it using:

!x

Where "x" is the number. Eg:

!17

Will run command number 17 in the list

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :
#2

Obviously don't run the command with the exclamation mark I just give as is. I don't know what command 17 is in your system and it may harm your setup.

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Janet Lee (jan-lee191) said :
#3

Thank you Andrew. I take it I will be able to read the command I used and use this, running it on my partner's laptop. That's really helpful, I'll try that.

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Best actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :
#4

Exactly. You can even copy the command from the terminal and email it over so it can be copied on the other side

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Janet Lee (jan-lee191) said :
#5

Thank you. It worked. It gave me an error message on the new laptop at first and prompted me to run a dpkg command and rerun the original command. I got another error message 'error 1' in the dpkg installation. However we now have a laptop that prints and my partner is joyous as he tried it himself and it worked. Thank you :D

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Janet Lee (jan-lee191) said :
#6

Thanks actionparsnip, that solved my question.