I'm having trouble correctly setting up an Epson SX535WD network printer to print two-sided (along the long edge) pages.
I've downloaded two
*.rpm files from Epson's website but I think the
*.ppd files are not getting recognized by the OS because when I try to print any pdf document via evince...
- the print out doesn't come out well-centered in A4 format pages but seem to have been scaled down and nailed to the upper left corner of the sheet;
- duplex feature (or
sides=two-sided-long-edge) is missing but I know that this model supports it. Why is it not there?
I tried to manually decompress the corresponding
.ppd file under
/opt/epson-inkjet-printer-201106w/ppds/Epson/Epson-Stylus_SX535WD_Series-epson-driver.ppd.gz, place it in two possible locations for the OS to find them (
/usr/share/cups/model), then restarted the cups service (
sudo service cups restart).
So far no luck in getting the Duplex feature recognized by evince's printer GUI. What am I missing out?
$ ls -hl /usr/share/ppd total 376K drwxr-xr-x. 3 root root 4.0K Dec 12 13:48 Epson lrwxrwxrwx. 1 root root 38 Dec 10 15:39 epson-inkjet-printer-201106w -> /opt/epson-inkjet-printer-201106w/ppds lrwxrwxrwx. 1 root root 36 Dec 17 22:07 epson-inkjet-printer-escpr -> /opt/epson-inkjet-printer-escpr/ppds -rw-r--r--. 1 root root 350K Jan 9 23:30 Epson-Stylus_SX535WD_Series-epson-driver.ppd drwxr-xr-x. 2 root root 20K Mar 31 2017 HP $ $ ls -hl /usr/share/cups/model/ total 380K -rw-r--r--. 1 root root 350K Jan 9 23:30 Epson-Stylus_SX535WD_Series-epson-driver.ppd lrwxrwxrwx. 1 root root 28 Mar 31 2017 foomatic-db-ppds -> ../../foomatic/db/source/PPD -rw-r--r--. 1 root root 10K May 15 2017 pxlcolor.ppd -rw-r--r--. 1 root root 9.8K May 15 2017 pxlmono.ppd -rw-r--r--. 1 root root 1.4K May 30 2017 textonly.ppd $