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?
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.
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.
I have figured out how to print on both receipt and slip. You have to send the following ESC/POS commands to the printer.
In python you would do something like
/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.