Problem: In Oneiric, Epson LP-S5500 doesn't work with the System Settings:Printing:Add Printer configuration, and says: Printer 'Epson-LP-S5500-2' requires the 'pstolps5500.sh' program but it is not currently installed. Please install it before using this printer.
I used this printer/PPD file ok with ubuntu 8.10. Here's the stuff I've done to get an Epson LP-S5500 (a Japan-market laser printer) working:
I installed pstolps5500.sh (came with PPD file from avasys, link below):
mcolman@O960:~/Dropbox$ pstolps5500.sh ERROR: /usr/local/bin/pstolps5500.sh: Un-known paper size
So is the problem telling Ubuntu CUPS setup where this helper script is located? how would I do this?
I also tried adding the printer from the CUPS interface at localhost:631, and also from the command line according to instructions that came with the PPD file, which came from http://www.avasys.jp/lx-bin2/linux/laser/DL1.do
Here's 2 commands for setting up direct usb connection printing, but there isn't a command giving for creating a network printer on the local network (there is a network printer creation command for the LP-S5000, I tried that and it created a printer but the printer didn't work...):
# lpadmin -p lps5500 -E -v usb:/dev/usb/lp0 -m Epson-LP-S5500-fm3.ppd # /etc/init.d/cups restart
Sending test pages to the printer I set up on localhost:631 doesn't result in any printing, but the printer clicks. I can see ink levels though...