After you've downloaded the two packages you need, open the file manager by clicking on the green folder icon near the Menu. For Linux Mint to utilise Epson's software repository without security warnings at every update, we'll first need to add the repository's authentication key. You should see a notification on the top right of the screen, saying that your printer is being configured, and soon another one stating that the configuration was successful. Click the button and enter your password. However, there are some bugs, one of them concerning the driver installation for certain Epson printers. This guide also assumes that your user account has Administrator privileges. There is common problem for new Epson printers.
The only place to download these packages from is Epson's website. Printer part works perfect, but scanner part does not. If your printer was on the whole time, turn it off and on again. A progress bar at the bottom of the window will start. The solution is - to make firmware downgrade. The structure used is for toner cartridge with its primary purpose is to perform a resetter on Epson printers. On the search results page, locate the result that belongs to the Scanner Driver category it should be the lower one , and click the Download button on the rightmost side of the search result.
This tutorial is divided into two sections: installation of the printer driver, and installation of the scanner driver. After both packages have been installed, turn on the printer on or, if the printer is already on, turn it off and on again. You can now turn on your printer. The search may take a while, but eventually you'll land on a search page with one or two results. The scanner should now be functional.Next
Section one: Installing drivers for the printer 1. In this tutorial I will go though the steps required to get these all-in-one printers working in Linux Mint 17. When the progress bar disappears, the installation is finished. The printer driver is now installed. Now close the Software Sources window.Next
. Comments 3 years ago Hi can you give me a hint with the scanner? If you allow printer make firmware update from Epson server - you will get this problem. I was very glad to get Epson Image Scan working as it has the controls to operate the top lamp for negatives and slides. After it reports that the installation was successful, close the window and the Package Installer. A window with a progress bar will appear, stay there for a few moments, and then close by itself. If you have any problems or feedback regarding this tutorial. I must add that on my girl-friend laptop with xubuntu all this software works with no problems.Next
Add Epson's software repository to your system. This guide was written and tested for Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon edition, but if you have previous experience in using Linux, you should be able to use information on this guide for other editions as well. Repeat this for other file you downloaded. This will open the Package Installer, which to take a moment to load the package. You can also use the Epson-provided Image Scan! A small installation window will open.Next
The driver we previously installed was only for the printing functionality of this multi-function device. You will only need to download and install two of these files. You will be required to enter your password. Section two: Installing drivers for the scanner. When update is completed approximately 5 ~ 10 min. Chip Reset for epson printers by brand name Qunxin is a product of china, which is very beneficial to do a reset on the printer you use.Next
You'll see the version you're using from the Operating System section. Scroll down the page to see the list of downloadable files. No previous knowledge of Linux Mint is required to follow the instructions of this guide. Press on the center of the touch screen to turn off the printer. This was very helpful for me in installing an Epson Perfection 1650 Photo scanner on Mint 17. Update devices list and select firmware then click update. Click the Download button on the right side of the file name and save it to your Downloads folder.Next
The packages required for the scanning functionality aren't available from the standard repositories of Linux Mint, and Epson hasn't made them available from their repository either. . . . . .Next