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I need to know how to install an Epson tm-u950 printer on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, I have been searching for around 3 months now. Can anybody help please?

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Firstly I visited and downloaded the file from there at a painful 164KB/Sec. Everything there was for Windows!

Next I went to No Joy!

After a lot more hunting around, I found May be of interest (go to section 4) JavaPOS ADK 1.82 supports the TM-U950 and can be installed on a Linux platform.

As I do not have this printer, I could be barking up the wrong tree!

I hope that this is of some help to you.

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Download this driver

Chose TM Epson Slip on cups. Although is only printing on one side for me, and not in the slip/journal side.

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I have figured out how to print on both receipt and slip. You have to send the following ESC/POS commands to the printer.

# Select slip y receipt
printf "\x1Bc0\X03" > /dev/lp0
# Parallel printing on
printf "\x1Bz\X01" > /dev/lp0

In python you would do something like

printer = open('/dev/lp0', 'wb', 0)
printer.write(bytearray([0x1B, 0x43, 0x00, 0x03]))
printer.write(bytearray([0x1B, 0x7A, 0x01]))

/dev/lp0 is the parallel port. You could also write this commands to /dev/ttySx if the printer have a serial interface.

Hope this helps somebody.

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