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Use Epson C1100(n) with Arch Linux

  • Tested with Arch 3.4.4-2 x64


  • Cups should conveniently be present so that only the driver must be installed.

Driver for the printer

  • There is a documentation for Ubuntu here.
  • In Arch it's the same but driver installation is much easier by using the AUR.
  • If you have installed it, aurget can find the necessary package and download it.
aurget -S epson-alc1100-filter
  • Or you download the PKGBUILD manually
mkdir epson-alc1100-filter
cd epson-alc1100-filter
wget http://aur.archlinux.org/packages/epson-alc1100-filter/epson-alc1100-filter/PKGBUILD
  • To create an package you can install typ in:
makepkg -s
  • After the package compiled completely you can install it.
pacman -U epson-alc1100-filter-1.2-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.gz

Use Printer in cups

  • Before we enter the Epson in our cups, we need a package that convert the printing order in a format that is understandable for the printer.
sudo pacman -S foomatic-filters
sudo /etc/rc.d/cups restart
  • Now we can configure the printer in cups by using the Webinterface at localhost:631
linux/c1100_arch.txt · Last modified: 23.03.2013 18:46 by eanderalx