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Printer driver installation hangs (solved)

Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2014 8:24 am
by ninomrki
I installed Mint 17 Cinnamon on my notebook and I am having problems with installing a driver for my Epson Stylus DX 5050 printer via System Settings control center. The problem is that the installation hangs, sometimes half way trough the installation and sometimes even before I get asked for my password. I used the same printer before after installing the driver the same way on Mint 14 and Mint 16.

Can someone help me out, please?

Re: Printer driver installation hangs

Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2014 8:27 am
by Monsta
Looks like a known bug, see the link for a couple of workarounds.

Re: Printer driver installation hangs

Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2014 8:35 am
by ninomrki
Thanks,I'll try it now :)

Re: Printer driver installation hangs

Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2014 9:03 am
by ninomrki
Right... so, I found the driver, downloaded it, installed it using GDebi and now what? I went back to System Settings, clicked on Add Printer, selected my printer and clicked on Local Driver when asked to select the driver. Nothing is happening. I got that circle thingy instead of the cursor going round and round on the New Printer window, but nothing is happening. Am I doing something wrong?

Re: Printer driver installation hangs

Posted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 10:23 am
by nuttzo34
With my epson xp-200 i had to add the lsb package first or else i got dependency problems when installing my printer driver.

sudo apt-get install lsb --install-recommends

After that you should be able to download the driver when adding the printer.

Re: Printer driver installation hangs

Posted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 10:39 am
by nuttzo34
I got my epson xp-200 setup by doing this

http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.p ... 30#p870230

Re: Printer driver installation hangs (solved)

Posted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 12:05 pm
by ninomrki
Thanks for the advice, but I just tried to add printer again using System Settings control center after fixing an issue with libjpeg62:i386 package I had posted in this topic: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=169297

It installed itself without any problems, so I hope that is the solution to that problem. Either that or the problem solved itself.

Thanks anyway :)

Re: Printer driver installation hangs (solved)

Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 9:26 am
by Johnny B
I had the same problem with Linux Mint 17.1 and my Epson XP-810. The printer drivers were installed on another computer that runs Ubuntu. And the printer works with Ubuntu.

On my Mint computer, I tried
sudo apt-get install lsb --install-recommends
as suggested earlier here.

However, nothing was changed. I discovered an error message saying that package dkpg-dev was 'half-installed'

So I did
sudo apt-get install dpkg-dev --reinstall
followed by
sudo apt-get install lsb --install-recommends
and now my Epson XP-810 works perfectly with Linux Mint.