I installed a Stylus T10 printer to a computer with the Linux operating system, but the printer did not run and I can't print.
The Epson Stylus T10
Unfortunately, the Epson Stylus T10 printer is not compatible with the Linux operating system. Thus, your Linux computer will not be able to communicate with the printer. Because Linux is an open source system and not as popular as the dominant players like Microsoft and Macintosh, finding printers compatible with Linux can be challenging. Printer manufacturers regularly create drivers for the latest Windows and Mac operating systems, but open source systems like Linux may be off their radar.
Some printers support Adobe PostScript and can be used with Linux computers using HP drivers. However, the Epson Stylus T10 does not support PostScript, so it's doubtful that a generic PostScript driver will do the trick.
Finding Printers Compatible with Linux
To avoid buying another printer that's not compatible with Linux in the future, you'll need to do some research beforehand. I found a few online resources that you might find helpful as you start your search:
- OpenPrinting.org - Check their drivers list as several Epson Stylus drivers were listed when I checked. Maybe one of the Stylus series drivers will be compatible.
- Hewlett Packard's Linux Printing Page - HP actively provides support to the Linux community.
- HP Linux Imaging and Printing - HPLIP provides support for over 2,000 HP printers.
Use the OpenPrinting database to search by printer model or driver. Also, if you're considering an all-in-one printer, you may need additional printer drivers for the printer's other functions such as its scanner. If you are starting your printer search from scratch, consider a Linux-compatible HP printer as there are currently over 2,000 HP printers supported.
While the Epson Stylus T10 printer does not currently support Linux, it's not a bad idea to contact Epson and ask if they have a generic printer driver that allows the printer to work with Linux computers.