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Epson C1100 Laser on Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon & 8.04 Hardy Heron

December 23rd, 2007
Firstly this might not work for everyone & there might be a better way (if you do know of one please share your knowledge & let me know).

It looks like something that ships with Ubuntu doesn't work with the Epson C1100r & the source file Epson-ALC1100-filter-1.2.tar.gz from epsons site www.avasts.jp doesn't work either (well I can't get it to work). However the rpm's available on the same site DO work if they are converted to deb's & installed.

#1 Install the dependencies (this is REALLY  important, if you don't do this it won't work)

sudo aptitude install gcc-3.3-base libstdc++5
or you could just use synaptic System > Administration > Synaptic & just search for & install gcc-3.3-base & libstdc++5

From here you can decide to;

the simplest way is just install the deb files direct from our site below

Just double click on EACH of these links, that will invoke the Gdebi package installer & install the files.

Then install the printer normally using System > Administration > Printers (AKA system-config-printer) & hopefully you will be printing happily in seconds



you can make your own install files using Alien, the same way we did

Install Alien

sudo aptitude install alien

or just use synaptic System > Administration > Synaptic & search for & install alien

Then go to http://www.avasys.jp/english/linux_e/dl_laser.html

download these 2 files

For Turbo/RedHat/Fedora (Epson-ALC1100-filter-1.2-0.i386.rpm)
For Turbo/RedHat/Fedora (Epson-ALC1100-filter-cups-1.2-0.i386.rpm)

Or you could use our copies of the RPMs;



then from a terminal run

sudo alien Epson-ALC1100-filter-1.2-0.i386.rpm
sudo alien Epson-ALC1100-filter-cups-1.2-0.i386.rpm
that will create 2 files


you can then use dpkg -i

dpkg -i epson-alc1100-filter_1.2-1_i386.deb
dpkg -i epson-alc1100-filter-cups_1.2-1_i386.deb
or just double click the deb files with your mouse that will invoke the Gdebi package installer to install the files.

Then just install the printer normally using System > Administration > Printers (AKA system-config-printer).

You can download the ppd here;


& hopefully you will be now be printing happily