My Friend has an Epson XP-420 does not print

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My Friend has an Epson XP-420 does not print

Post by dave8671 » Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:22 pm

I have a friend that has the printer, the process above is install the same for LM 18.3?

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can you give some more details - about your Friends machine,
and what steps that you have done, so far ?

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Re: My Friend has an Epson XP-420 does not print

Post by dave8671 » Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:08 pm

Don's IQ500 series Hardware .odt
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This is the friend I have that the post is about.

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Currently I do not have access to the printer. I know he uses it wirelessly but I need to configure it at his place than I believe. I have never installed a Espon printer before. I wondered if I needed to download drivers or use the Espon package in synaptic. I would want more info before I contact him. I have attached the output of the lspci -v

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Re: My Friend has an Epson XP-420 does not print

Post by JerryF » Sun Jun 03, 2018 3:00 pm

You'll need the drivers found here:

http://download.ebz.epson.net/dsc/searc ... ch/?OSC=LX
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Re: My Friend has an Epson XP-420 does not print

Post by dave8671 » Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:17 pm

Hmm I thought I might so I downloaded it I got the full package. Now I unzip this file to a folder than I just double click on the .deb and install? I never seen .deb file in a tar before.

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Post by JerryF » Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:33 pm

Yes, a DEB file is almost like an EXE file.
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Re: My Friend has an Epson XP-420 does not print

Post by dave8671 » Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:57 pm

Just making sure I the right drivers the all in one is older so I need both than?

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Re: My Friend has an Epson XP-420 does not print

Post by JerryF » Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:20 pm

dave8671 wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:57 pm
Just making sure I the right drivers the all in one is older so I need both than?
Not sure what you're asking. :?:
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Re: My Friend has an Epson XP-420 does not print

Post by pdc_2 » Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:21 pm

Hi Dave; Jerry has pointed you to the printer drivers for Epson;

the page for the 420 shows a generic driver that should work for a huge number of Epson printers;

http://download.ebz.epson.net/dsc/du/02 ... e43b62db49

so if I click ACCEPT at the bottom of that page, you would need; for 64bit Mint ........ epson-inkjet-printer-escpr_1.6.20-1lsb3.2_amd64.deb and it is a deb package; so it is not compressed; you can select to OPEN it as it is downloaded, or if you SAVE it open it from there and gdebi installer should do the install; and trigger a registration of the printer

the all-in-one I can see is the Scanner Package; so install that after you install the printer driver and it is indeed a compressed package iscan-bundle-1.0.4.x64.deb.tar.gz

If it is in the Downloads folder, if right-click on it; select OPEN with Archive Manager; then can you click to run the install of that package;

if not, the terminal commands are

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cd Downloads

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tar -zxvf iscan-bundle-1.0.4.x64.deb.tar.gz

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sudo dpkg -i iscan-bundle-1.0.4.x64.deb

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Re: My Friend has an Epson XP-420 does not print

Post by dave8671 » Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:31 pm

Thanks that help me a lot I have not done this kind of driver install in some time rusty at at remembering how.

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Solved: My Friend has an Epson XP-420

Post by dave8671 » Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:01 pm

The Epson printer Installed without issue. Don is happy he was going to throw out the system. Now he needs to read about Linux Mint and how to use it which I downloaded the user guide for him. plus I added a readme for a summary of software. He has a lot to read.

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