Installing printer drivers - fails on installing[SOLVED]

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Installing printer drivers - fails on installing[SOLVED]

Postby Wood-Turner » Fri Feb 05, 2016 3:50 pm

I have an Epson XP-750 WIFI printer. It has been installed on the system I am using at the moment with no problems. Driver loaded months ago.

I am installing Ubuntu 15:10, Mint 17.3 Mint rosa on a small laptop Everything installs fine on all Distros.

When I come to install the drivers on any of these Distros They all get to the point where it asks Yes I accept License and press Forward
There is a slider in the window that moves until it gets to the installing the driver - This window becomes locked. cancel or delete window do not work
Does not seem to install the driver - the cursor is going round ( possible means busy) The driver never gets loaded. Can anyone throw any light on this problem.
regards
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Re: Installing printer drivers - fails on installing

Postby ferrari » Sat Feb 06, 2016 9:57 am

The workaround described here might be what you're after

http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/1772

It should equally apply to installing the printer and scanner drivers for the XP-750 model. Hope this helps. :)
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Re: Installing printer drivers - fails on installing

Postby Wood-Turner » Sun Feb 07, 2016 3:37 pm

Woodturner here, Will relate this to my printer (Epson XP-750) and see if I can fix the problem.

Thank you for your efforts
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Re: Installing printer drivers - fails on installing

Postby Wood-Turner » Mon Feb 08, 2016 11:14 am

Woodturner here again - With solution to the problem.

Open Browser Google _ search "Epson - Printers by Manufacturer - Open Printing
This will bring up a list of all Epson printers
Scroll down list for (in my case XP-750)
Click on XP-750 This brings up page with links to Drivers
I clicked on "1.0.1 (deb for LSB3.2) " using 32 bit
This then opens Ubuntu Software Centre Very impressed with this stage
Software centre displays
XP-750/XP-850 Series - Epson-Inkjet-Printer-Driver Click on Install
Loads driver
Now Add printer Printer all working
This Post can now be Closed
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Re: Installing printer drivers - fails on installing[SOLVED]

Postby ferrari » Mon Feb 08, 2016 6:39 pm

Well done. :)
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