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Re: [SLE] epson ink level - SuSE-10 oss-<SOLVED>
  • From: Paul Cartwright <paul_tbot@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 1 Feb 2006 06:49:17 -0500
  • Message-id: <200602010649.18069.paul_tbot@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Wed February 1 2006 4:15 am, Johannes Meixner wrote:
> > ... check epson ink level using the kde printing manager
> If you don't need a graphical frontend, try /usr/bin/escputil
> but read "man escputil" before (note the "CAUTION:" warning).

nice! you need to be root to do this ( read-write access to the
printer), and my epson printer was /dev/usb/lp0:

#> escputil --raw-device=/dev/usb/lp0 -i
Escputil version 4.2.7, Copyright (C) 2000-2001 Robert Krawitz
Escputil comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY; for details type 'escputil
This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it
under certain conditions; type 'escputil -l' for details.

Ink color Percent remaining
Black 33
Cyan 54
Magenta 58
Yellow 72

Paul Cartwright
Registered Linux user # 367800

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