Linux. And printing. Well that’s another chapter. In my current office there is a EPSON AcuLaser CX11(NF) - the setup is fairly simple (if you know the hoops you’ll have to jump through).

  1. Get the driver from the (horrible) EPSON Download Section.
  2. Install the .rpm / make install the .tar.gz.
  3. Create proper symlinks to the epson binaries {% highlight sh %} $ ln -s /usr/bin/pstoalcx11.sh /usr/lib/cups/filter/ $ ln -s /usr/bin/alcx11_lprwrapper.sh /usr/lib/cups/filter/ $ ln -s /usr/bin/alcx11 /usr/lib/cups/filter/ {% endhighlight %}

  4. Talk to the printer via a direct socket (If prompted by your GUI use something like socket://10.10.0.11:9100)

Voila.