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I started using Loki 0.4 and wanted to install my Epson XP-415 All-in-one printer. It got recognized and the OS wanted to install the driver but a message appeared: "Missing printer driver, no printer driver for EPSON XP-412-413-415". I couldn't find a driver on Epson's page for Deb based linux for manual install. What should I do t get it running under Elementary (love the OS by the way!).

Greets, Joris (The Netherlands)


Thank you, this is the website you mean for Epson, hadn't found it before:

http://download.ebz.epson.net/dsc/search/01/search/?OSC=LX

I tried your answer below but there are missing dependencies:

~/Downloads$ sudo dpkg --install epson-inkjet-printer-201301w_1.0.0-1lsb3.2_amd64.deb

(Reading database ... 246591 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to unpack epson-inkjet-printer-201301w_1.0.0-1lsb3.2_amd64.deb ... Unpacking epson-inkjet-printer-201301w (1.0.0-1lsb3.2) over (1.0.0-1lsb3.2) ... dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of epson-inkjet-printer-201301w: epson-inkjet-printer-201301w depends on lsb (>= 3.2); however: Package lsb is not installed.

dpkg: error processing package epson-inkjet-printer-201301w (--install): dependency problems - leaving unconfigured Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.23-0ubuntu4) ... Errors were encountered while processing: epson-inkjet-printer-201301w

Then just

apt-get -f install

Which takes a while... ran first command again, turned on printer, waited for OS to install, did a testprint and

YES! It printed perfectly.

  • Thank you! I edited the answer. You might want to correct/complete it and accept it once it is complete. – lemonslice Nov 17 '16 at 17:54
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You can check at http://www.openprinting.org/printer/Epson/Epson-XP-412_413_415_Series

You should install the amd64 deb package from this site, download it and use the command line

user@machine:~/Downloads$ sudo dpkg --install epson-inkjet-printer-201301w_1.0.0-1lsb3.2_amd64.deb 

After this you might have to install missing depenencies as well:

user@machine:~/sudo apt install -f
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I accomplished this slightly differently. I found the epson-escpr driver on open-printing.org. I installed the DEB distribution - amd x86 64 bit. at the command line:

sudo apt install ./epson-inkjet-printer-escpr_1.4.1-1lsb3.2_amd64.deb

Next, I went to appcenter > printers > Clicked Open (it was greyed out, but it did open) > Found my Epson xp-820 listed (USB). I walked through the menus to find my printer and install it. It immediately recognized it as an XP-820 and added the printer to my printer list in the "printers" app UI.

Note that before I installed the amd driver from open drivers, the "printers" app made me select a driver and installed it wrong. Print test page didn't print correctly.

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