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joelpaz
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How to install printer driver

Post by joelpaz » Fri Jan 17, 2014 10:02 pm

:) Hello Linuxmint friends,
I am now proudly using Linuxmint 16 Petra cinnamon as the only OS in my laptop since about a month ago. About 3 months ago I bought an Epson printer and downloaded the drivers to install in the OS I had before (ubuntu 12.04 and windows7). Basically I needed the drivers for the scanner because the printer application worked without any drivers.
Now I have downloaded those drivers again in this OS and installed the ones for the scanner and it is working fine. But the is a driver for the printer that I also downloaded but don't know how to install. The driver is: epson-inkjet-printer 201204w_1.0.0-1lsb3.2_i386.deb .What I want to know is what command to type in the terminal to install this driver.

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Re: How to install printer driver

Post by austin.texas » Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:20 pm

Any .deb file can be installed with GDebi. Right-click on the .deb file, and choose Open with GDebi. The GDebi program will install it the same way that Synaptic installs programs.
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Re: How to install printer driver

Post by joelpaz » Sat Jan 18, 2014 2:47 pm

:D Thank you very much Austin Texas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The driver was installed inmediately!!!

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Re: How to install printer driver

Post by bmac6446 » Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:55 am

joelpaz, how were you able to get a scanner driver for your Epson? I have a NX-420 all-in-one and cannot find a scanner driver anywhere. Possibly, your driver may work with my Epson? Could you post a link for your scanner driver here, please?

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Re: How to install printer driver

Post by nomko » Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:16 am

bmac6446 wrote:joelpaz, how were you able to get a scanner driver for your Epson? I have a NX-420 all-in-one and cannot find a scanner driver anywhere. Possibly, your driver may work with my Epson? Could you post a link for your scanner driver here, please?
Here you can find the correct drivers:
http://www.openprinting.org/driver/epson-nx420/

Be aware of which driver you need, 32-bit or 64-bit.

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