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Epson ET-2550 printer driver unavailable ( Resolved )

Post by AZgl1500 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:40 pm

I have been trying for over a year to work with my multi-function printer.

and on Linux, it is impossible.
I crashed my laptop once trying to use a driver for a different flavor of Linux, it wiped out the MBR on the hard drive, which pissed me off a lot.... that was with 17.3 Cinnamon, I was forced to unmount the partitions and totally reformat the hard drive, so I went with 18.3 and now have 18.3 Cinnamon on this ASUS laptop, and tried once again to get a driver for my printer...

nothing
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Re: Epson ET-2550 printer driver unavailable

Post by administrollaattori » Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:28 pm

Install drivers from Epsons site.
http://download.ebz.epson.net/dsc/searc ... archModule
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Re: Epson ET-2550 printer driver unavailable

Post by AZgl1500 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:30 pm

that looked encouraging, but the first attempt has failed.

I have an i3 cpu and the 386 version of the code has failed, and from what little I know of Linux, it appears that it backed out the entire install code?

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Re: Epson ET-2550 printer driver unavailable

Post by AZgl1500 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:38 pm

Before I go any further, did I choose the correct download?
I tried the 2nd one in the list.


I ran the lsb install info it told me, the ubuntu version



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Re: Epson ET-2550 printer driver unavailable

Post by FreedomTruth » Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:03 pm

Looks like you want the 4th one in the list, "epson-inkjet-printer-escpr_1.6.17-1lsb3.2_amd64.deb" ... since your operating system is Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon 64-bit.
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Re: Epson ET-2550 printer driver unavailable

Post by AZgl1500 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:28 am

FreedomTruth wrote:Looks like you want the 4th one in the list, "epson-inkjet-printer-escpr_1.6.17-1lsb3.2_amd64.deb" ... since your operating system is Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon 64-bit.

I purposefully did not choose that one because I have an Intel cpu.
that is labeled for an AMD cpu,

that does not make any difference?

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Re: Epson ET-2550 printer driver unavailable

Post by FreedomTruth » Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:19 pm

No, in this case they are the same. AMD64 is also known as x86_64 or x64 or EM64T. Usually I seem to see x86_64, which would be less confusing. It's referring to the CPU architecture / instruction set, etc. and not the manufacturer itself.
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Re: Epson ET-2550 printer driver unavailable ( Resolved )

Post by AZgl1500 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:45 pm

Ah!

Thank you so much for being gentle with me.

Resolved....

Libre Officer Writer can see and use the printer now
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