Installing Receipt Printer Issues

asked 2013-10-31 08:05:26 -0500

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updated 2014-04-11 16:02:45 -0500

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I'm trying to install an E-POS (TEP 100C) Thermal Printer onto my Fedora 19 LXDE but am having real issues.

Firstly, the printer connects via Parallel Port (not USB) and CUPS cannot detect it even though I tried using a "USB to Parallel Printer" adaptor.

Secondly, I can' t find the suitable drivers anywhere. I've been told the closest match to this printer is the Epson TM-88V but installing with the PDD file of the TM-88V doesn't seem to work - when I send a print command, there's no response from the printer.

When I try selecting the Epson 9-pin or 24-pin driver from CUPS, printing works, but output is not clear (has empty spaces in each character). Any other Epson driver just outputs garbage.

Would really appreciate some help on this, pls.

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