Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free, no registration required.

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?

share|improve this question
add comment

3 Answers 3

Firstly I visited https://pos.epson.com/developers/techresdetails.htm?productpk=554 and downloaded the file from there at a painful 164KB/Sec. Everything there was for Windows!

Next I went to http://www.posmicro.com/recprinters/epson/epson%20drivers.htm No Joy!

After a lot more hunting around, I found http://www.javapos.com/devices.html 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.

share|improve this answer
add comment

Download this driver

https://download.epson-biz.com/modules/pos/index.php?page=single_soft&cid=3839

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

share|improve this answer
add comment

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]))
printer.flush()
printer.close()

/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.

share|improve this answer
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.