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Trying to connect Epson printer
« on: April 12, 2014, 02:19:37 PM »
 

Bromax2

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I am trying to connect my Epson "Small-in-one" printer. I went to http://www.openprinting.org/printer/Epson/Epson-XP-410_Series and tried to download x86 32 bit: 1.0.0 (DEB for LSB 3.2), which I am assuming is the right package, but cannot get a connection, I could, however, open the install instructions, (Not sure I understand about "Installing the LSB package" first) but regardless, ll can't do the download. Any suggestions?

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Re: Trying to connect Epson printer
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2014, 05:30:36 PM »
 

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Hello!

The LSB package must be installed first, per the documentation:

sudo apt-get install lsb

The driver SHOULD install after that.

More detailed installation instructions can be found here:

https://wiki.linuxfoundation.org/en/OpenPrinting/Database/DriverPackages#Preparation_of_LSB-compliant_distributions

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Re: Trying to connect Epson printer
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2014, 06:51:58 PM »
 

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Rob,

Thanks.

Are you saying then that I don't need to download the driver separately?

Max
 

Re: Trying to connect Epson printer
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2014, 07:24:14 PM »
 

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Rob,

I ran the command to install the LSB package. After several lines of text. it stopped at my user ID and beeps three times. Does that mean it's waiting for something else?

Still cannot download the other file...says connecting, then spins for several minutes and stops.

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Re: Trying to connect Epson printer
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2014, 02:07:06 AM »
 

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Hello!

Sounds like lsb didn't install properly for you. When *I* installed lsb, it shot out three SCREENS of text (it installs a LOT of dependencies). FWIW, I went on to successfully install the 32-bit .DEB version of what you're trying to install with GDebi Package Installer. If it's not already built into LL (can't remember),

sudo apt-get install gdebi

will take care of that.

Try this:

sudo apt-get install -f

That should fix any dependency issues. If THAT bombs, then:

sudo apt-get remove lsb

Then try reinstalling it, copy-and-paste the contents of the terminal window (if only a few lines result), and post that in your reply. Sounds like some dependencies aren't being satisfied...

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Re: Trying to connect Epson printer
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2014, 10:18:10 AM »
 

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[email protected]:~$
[email protected]:~$ sudo apt-get remove lsb
[sudo] password for max:
Sorry, try again.
[sudo] password for max:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following packages will be REMOVED:
  lsb
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 6 not upgraded.
After this operation, 45.1 kB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
(Reading database ... 129110 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing lsb ...
[email protected]:~$
[email protected]:~$ sudo apt-get install -f

First two commands did nothing; this is what happened with uninstall and get install.
 

Re: Trying to connect Epson printer
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2014, 10:40:33 AM »
 

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[email protected]:~$ sudo apt-get install gdebi
[sudo] password for max:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
gdebi is already the newest version.
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  libqt4-opengl lsb-graphics lsb-desktop m4 ncurses-term libqt4-gui pax
  libjpeg62 libqt4-designer lsb-printing libqt3-mt lsb-core lsb-cxx
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 6 not upgraded.
[email protected]:~$

 

Re: Trying to connect Epson printer
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2014, 10:41:57 PM »
 

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Hello!

Thanks for posting that for me. OK, so you already have gdebi. My bad.

Sounds like you already had lsb there, also, then removed it (because I told you to, of course).

So... type

Code: [Select]
sudo apt-get install lsb
again, then, in Firefox, click on the link you originally posted and click to download whichever .DEB for LSB 3.2 file you need (32 or 64 bit).

A popup window will appear in Firefox. Easiest to just select 'Save File'. This will save the .deb to your /home/<username>/Downloads directory.

Go to that folder in File Manager (or through Firefox), right-click on the icon for the driver .deb, select 'Open with "GDebi Package Installer"', and let us know what happens from there...

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Last Edit: April 13, 2014, 10:43:55 PM by N4RPS


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Re: Trying to connect Epson printer
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2014, 11:06:55 AM »
 

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OK...I reinstalled LSB, went back to the DEB link, clicked, after some time trying to connect, it stops and says: "Printer: Epson XP-410-Series..." That's it, just as before, nothing downloads...there's nothing to save. Back to where I started.
 

Re: Trying to connect Epson printer
« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2014, 02:37:23 AM »
 

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Hello!

It's weird that Firefox won't download the .deb without bombing. I tried it again, on several 32-bit machines, and had no issues.

Then again, I don't have an Epson printer around here to play with. I just installed the driver...

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Re: Trying to connect Epson printer
« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2014, 12:28:52 AM »
 

Bromax2

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Thanks for the help. Not sure what the problem is.
 

Re: Trying to connect Epson printer
« Reply #11 on: June 10, 2014, 05:52:00 PM »
 

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If you haven't found a solution yet, have you tried downloading drivers from Epson?

http://download.ebz.epson.net/dsc/search/01/search/

There are two drivers available for download for the XP-410 Series printer, and two for the scanner.

I had similar problems trying to install my Epson DX5000 printer with downloading the driver through Linux Lite, but I had exactly the same problem with Mint 16 so I reckon the problem is at the transmitting rather than the receiving end. After installing the printer driver from Epson, I was able to ''add'' the printer without any issues.
Last Edit: June 10, 2014, 05:56:38 PM by Al1000
 


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